„I’m trying to say that classy people can be whores as well“ – this way, Freddie Mercury described Queen’s masterpiece „Killer Queen.“ Inspired by the song, this series combines human aspirations with constant doubt and failure. Colorful becomes garish, art becomes kitsch, joy becomes craze, love becomes despair.
Hommage to Queen and David LaChapelle
Portrait of a middle Character
A middle character is how Stefan Zweig described Marie-Antoinette – not as the callous hedonist she entered history as. But her cliché stands for the present like hardly any other figure: the addiction to pleasure, in the face of war, climate crisis, inflation, and fear of the future. The current boom in kitsch, the form of expression that unites us in feeling and yet allows us to enjoy the status quo individually, also fits in with this. The series was created purely digitally.
Torn and pasted, destroyed and embellished – this project is supposed to give the inevitably two-dimensional medium “photography” further levels. For this purpose, several photos were taken, edited, and put together with objets trouvés. The compilations follow certain aesthetic and substantive logics, have similar colors and shapes, similar themes or fit associatively. They often combine staged and documentary photographs.
Exhibited at IIP Gallery and Art international Zurich
Diwali, Carnival, Eid Mubarak, Dia de los Muertos, Christopher Street Day… people celebrate together here. These surreal visions were created in MidJourney using artificial intelligence and Photoshop.
“If it occurs to me at four in the afternoon that I want to buy some eggs, it may be too late for that day. Shopping in Cuba can be exhausting, but also wonderfully relaxed: No billboards, no overwhelming selection, no pressure. Except you need eggs at four p.m..”
Urbex, short for „Urban Exploration“, describes the exploration of lost places in mostly urban space. It is a genre for adventurers and nostalgics: One feels transported back to distant times, experiences how nature reclaims, overgrows and covers up what has been created by man, how time finally wins. Urbex locations are places of silence. In them one feels like experiencing a place outside time.