A work for the Japan Day 2019, commissioned by Hotel Nikko Dusseldorf
2x2m, acrylic paint on carpenter board
The sketch a work-in-progress
Experimenting with mosaics.
Not long ago I was in contact with Arthur Gugick (Flickr account), who I admire for his pioneer work in seeking different methods of creating mosaics with the bricks. He was a very friendly and helpful guy and I wished our conversation would have continued. Now I know what happened as recently I heard that he had passed away.
That made me very sad. Another mastermind with the bricks like the great nnenn gone far too early.
Rest in piece and my condolences for his beloved ones.His artwork will live on! This mosaic is dedicated to him as I had him and his studies in mind while creating it.
Usually I don’t manage to document any progress of my stuff, but with the new work space improving I managed to grab a few rough progress steps.
My intention was to create a mosaic which is more than just a mere conversion of a prior photo edited digitally with some kind of mosaic program. Although that tool was initially involved I tried to part the part midway and try to give it a more individual touch – with the risk of failing. The coloration happened later and was done manually without any digital pre-editing.
Some fresh paintings I’ve done recently.
The beach seat was a commission, while the other two were part of a larger project. The project ‘Unter Strom – Hans-Böckler-Platz meets Street Art’ was a admission free workshop whereas the participants painted 13 of those boxes. The leading topic was to depict characteristics of any kind of the City Mülheim/Ruhr.
The abstract thing started with the ground plan of the site where the ensemble of painted boxes are located.
The eyes with the cat toilet alongside the quote are a reference to a well-known comedian coming from that city.
A friend requested me to do a new version of Hello, my name is…
Padberg meets Cole Session [image credit to M. Padberg]
Paint edit_flipside rmx
And here is the fresh Jungle Boogie version alongside the A’maze’ing flipside remix
I was invited to be part of the group exhibition ‘URBAN SCULPTURES‘ @ Pretty Portal – Urban Art Gallery over the last weeks.
Some fresh stuff from me, which is heavy on the Graffiti|StreetArt|BrickArt side, was and is currently still on display.
Thanks to widewalls for the coverage of the show.
…out in the streets again!
Over the last few weeks I was working on an installation as part of the 40° Urban Art Festival 2016 in Duesseldorf. As working outside was dependent on the weather the whole progress was stretched over a few sessions.
I was prepared for a very short life time of the installation, but the actual half life was faster than expected. Like one day after doing one part of the door, already most of it was damaged or even stolen. It would have been nice to at least complete the installation before decomposition takes place. Therefore I had to post process the photos taken and merge them into one picture in order to show at least how it would have looked like.
Nevertheless it was fun and a great experience. People passing by were throughout positive and curious.
Frames & Layers, 2016