The painting series "FACADE" deals - as the name suggests - with the facade, the appearance, which in our time more and more often covers the reality and pretends something to others. I spontaneously felt the need to deal with this topic artistically.
Consciously, I have not depicted the people as usual realistic, but in keeping with the theme and the concept of the whole work, a quick, abstract stroke chosen. Characterized by hard contrasts - black and white meets pastel tones. Above the eyes and mouths of the otherwise delicate-looking women a black dominant bar with white typography. Words like "Artist, Lover, Faith and Hope" briskly brushed in capital letters. Reminiscent of the impression of street art - loud and unmissable. The usual careful elaboration, which are typical of earlier works of mine, are completely absent here. Quasi a painterly outburst in the otherwise so orderly world. I have been told that the painting is reminiscent of the "Junge Wilde" of the eighties, but it arises mentally quite our present time.
Also, anonymity plays a big role, many faces represent typical posing beauties, as you know them from current lifestyle magazines, but I have them alien, unrecognizable, taken out of context and depicted very multilayered: sometimes vulnerable, sometimes arrogant, sometimes strong, sometimes weak.
The questions that arise: Where does the facade begin here, where does it end? A presumably unsolvable riddle. A mirror of the viewer, of ourselves in this day and age? What exactly do we really reveal about ourselves? How do we show ourselves in public, what do we tell on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the like? The perfect staging of a facade?
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