I am fascinated with orchids and their peculiar symbioses with pollinators and fungi. Exploring the structural foundations for these symbiotic relationships led me to paint on glass. When painting, I forget about everything else.
I draw using graphite pencils, colour pencils, inks, and sometimes fine blades. Drawing gives me opportunity to investigate a situation or a concept closely. I often combine naturalistic elements with abstracted, diagrammatical ones.
Painting, drawing and writing are my tools to make sense of the world. Striving to understand what characterises a thing beyond its surface gives me the impulse to develop from my roots in naturalistic painting to a more abstracting stylistic idiom. With a deep respect for the traditions of any one medium, I challenge their limits with the aim to enlarge their domain. I currently live and work in Leipzig.
Illustration projects can be stimulating collaborations. I have illustrated fairy tales, music, poetry, research, ideas… and I am looking forward to more! Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate with me.