Paintings 2015 – 2016

Five senses, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 290 x 190 cm
donuts and a yogi, 2016, acrylics on canvas, 210 x 200 cm
spiral and two circles, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 210 x 210 cm
a whirl and a wind, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 210 x 210 cm
two blues crossing, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 210 x 200 cm
redgreen_veil
redgreen_veil, 200 x 300 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

multiple hearts, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 300 cm
I am one and I want to be many, 200 x 300 cm, acrylic and chalk on canvas, 2016

 

Rajasthan file 1, 210 x 200 cm, oil on canvas 2016
These paintings are reflections of my recent research into body, mind, spirit and sacred traditions.
Ranging from prints of my own body to chaos-driven expressions, they also include images that I find in Indian and other traditional imagery of divinity. I do not wish to install hierarchies and favour one approach over the other. On the contrary, the aspects filter into one another, freeing me to form a new tradition of the „free fall“, parallel to abstract expressionism but less dogmatic. At the centre, one could detect a „truth of the present moment“ idea, that if one is totally present and free of conventional thinking, colour and shape will manifest themselves immediately due to an immediate necessity. This requires a frequent process of tying the work back to the body be it through hands and feet that touch the canvas, printing the body as a whole, or through knowledge and experience. Titled “In Pursuit of Chaos and Light”, these paintings are a continuation of the „Body, Gender, Fluidity“ series of earlier years.
bones of a woman, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 160 cm
blcak sun, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 210 x 210 cm
bowing to each other, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 200 cm

 

chinnamasta
Chinnamasta, 220 x 200 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015
I-will-not-paint-a-king-on-a-white-horse
I-will-not-paint-a-king-on-a-white-horse, 210 x 300 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2012-2016
Skull-Heart_w
Skullheart, 220 x 210 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016
8-Breasted-Jesus_w
Eight breasted Jesus, 210 x 155 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016
Kali-w
A blue Goddess in the night, 210 x 175 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2016