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The long march III

“We see a kind of section from a massive and all but endless row of swaying and wobbling chairs. The reference to the founder of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s, Mao Tse-Tung, is evident. Nevertheless such a title also allows thoughts about other large-scale migrations of living creatures. Think of the wildebeest in the African plains, or flows of refugees, escaping from whatever atrocities.” (from Chairs and Titles by Chris Manders in All in the Family, 2016)

Babel interior


Standing in a huge building as I once did in the Gashouder in Oberhausen or in the Pantheon in Rome, such a space can overwhelm with the effect that you feel a little uneasy on the ground. I tried to imagine that feeling while moving into the interior of Tower of Babel II.

Time circle IV


Twelve handrails for each hour of the clock, just like a clockwork is a time circle. Like previous versions, this circle is also located in an ambivalent space. Is it water? Ice? The universe? Are the railings endlessly long or do they mirror? Is this a still and does the group wallow through the universe?

Chair in heaven


Three tubular frame handrails are forged together into a whole: a trinity. By painting (partly) vertically with generous paint, drippers have been created that in any case visually perceive the role of the legs. However, color and dripping technique also make an association with blood inevitable. Does this symbolize the suffering wrought in the name of the Trinity?

Duet I

Actually, I literally found these schoolchairs on a sunny day somewhere in a gallery. So in my oeuvre this is actually a bit of an outsider because ‘only’ directly more or less made from observation. See also other duets such as Duet II and Duet III and certainly also the Pas de Deux series.