Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, on September 14th, 1959, I began my career as an artist in the fall of 2005 when an exploratory foray into welding, during my years in California's Bay Area, quickly became an obsession and yielded my early works. Once I found my medium, I started to express what I had learned in schools, museums, travels, through people and in my dreams. Armed with a degree in Interior Architecture from FH Detmold and inspired by my new passion, I decided to portray the human body in a modern interpretation of the classic art of sculpture.
My pieces invite viewers to contemplate the human body in motion and its universal capacity for self-expression. The stainless steel squares used to sculpt the figures, coupled with the hollow framework of the forms, represent the intellectual ability, emotional range, physical strength and spiritual dimension of each individual. The shadows these sculptures cast on the floors or walls of the spaces they inhabit imbue each piece with a secondary layer of beauty, abstraction, and mystery. Highly customizable in their ability to adopt different colors, spaces and climates, the sculptures enable those who collect them to satisfy their own need for self-expression.
My sculptures have been exhibited worldwide at various art galleries, art fairs, art centers, museums, hotels and even churches. I have also worked closely with curators and public institutions on commissioned work spurred by the belief that public art adds value to spaces and allows me to contribute to cities and institutions that support arts and culture.