Transmutation and configuration art
The starting position for both procedures is identical: A design in the original state that will undergo a process of change afterwards. The term transmutation marks the transformation of an object from one state moving to another. By configuration, we understand the spatial arrangement of two or more objects to one another. Both terms belong to the natural sciences, where they play an essential role, for example, in physics or biology.
In art, transmutation describes a process of conversion. It is initiated by different types of modification, for example, twisting, deforming, separating or – more generally – by the alienation of an original object, materials or the graphic grid. Individual sub-components as part of the movement of an object in two or three-dimensional space are taken out to be utilized for art. Transmutation art tries to use the natural energy of motion sequences in order to develop something new and unknown out of the original form.
In the configuration art, two similar or also two different forms serve as a basis. These are combined and put together in an unexpected proportion by means of the laws of geometry. When I start a new work, first, I try to fathom the hidden properties of the original form, to discover its true characteristics and to find the essential core of the piece. Only when I have uncovered this original form and its possibilities, I can start experimenting in order to transfer it to a new exciting, creative state.
The charm of variations
Each of my works begins with the process of creating ideas. Once the fundamental artistic idea is outlined, I try to further develop it into different directions in order to reveal all features of the basic idea.
This procedure has succeeded over and over again in realizing works with serial character relating to geometrical or material characteristics which help satisfy my own permanent curiosity and thus finally fathom inestimable intellectual dimensions.
Only through dealing with the possibilities of the series within a topic, I’m able to separate convincing ideas from weaker ones. This consideration helps to precisely and finally define my actual design project.
During this process, plenty of working sketches that seem not to be convincing enough to me in this light are sorted out rigorously since they don’t offer the charm of variations that I need to transfer my artistic train of thoughts to an impressive result.
Variation opens up possibilities and is also a very important component of my artistic means of expression from the perspective of the viewer. According to my experience, it is easier to communicate the quality of an idea to the viewer when you offer him several works as topical group, helping him to overlook and understand all facets of this basic idea in the first place.
General insights into visual arts
The questions „What is art?“ and “What makes an artwork what it is?” are old and were already controversially discussed very often. Therefore, I limit myself to some main ideas to make it easier for you to understand my works.
Spirit is the artistic basis of humans, the possibility to think about themselves and their environment independently. Man is only enabled to work creatively through his incredible multi-faceted potential of mind, his ideas and his imagination. The spiritual value of visual arts is determined both by high standards of content and also design. Only if a work fulfills these criteria, it also appears attractive to the viewer at the visual level.
For this reason, I think these two factors are the key elements of art. What seems to be of secondary importance to me is a personal handwriting of the artist or a sophisticated technique with a tendency to perfection. Unfortunately, large-scale works hide relatively small ideas too often. In all the eras of art- historical development, always only the mental effort has given a work expression and brought it to life. This is the basic assumption of my artistic thinking.
Thanks to this attitude, it is easy for me not to lose myself in individual, short-lived thoughts that lack greater context which only makes an idea. I also reject fast moving fashion trends as they lead to Mannerism too easily.
This website gives you an impression of my artistic intentions. I want to give you a detailed description of my contents and my design concept which allows a deeper understanding of my complex work portfolios.
For that to be the case, it was necessary to limit the number of the presented works to avoid the very stringing together of pictures. In case this website made you want to see more of my works, on application, you are welcome in my studio.