"Each historical epoch has its own artistic styles, which correspond to the political character of the time, its thinking and its taste. Taste is not an inexplicable expression of human nature. It is formed rather by the living conditions, which imprint also the social structure in each phase of development. (...) Each society produces artistic styles that reflect their time, to a large extent by their ways of life and traditions."
Gisele Freund: Photography and society (Rogner and Bernhard, Munich 1974, translated)
Is there a prevailing art form in our time? I say no, but there may be tendencies shifting the gravity field of our visual perception, new evaluations of figurative contents, which are based on increasing technology and audio-visual saturation. One should think about the enormous increase of computer-generated visual effects in film and television, which went hand in hand with the rapid development of information technology. And perhaps web publishing is already a form of art. Outside in the widths of the net there are designers, whose ingenious visual ideas increase the code itself to art.
Anyway - the Internet is a most democratic medium - if one ignores the dark areas of present China. Everyone can read everything, everyone can publish everything, favorably cheap or totally for free, as long as one respects a minimum set of rules. And this is nice, even if the increasing number of contents does not necessarily leads to an increase in quality.
My first contact with the Internet took place in the middle of the nineties and meant for me a paradigm change. With the computer I had found a tool finally, with which I could realize those pictures, which I could never achieve with traditional techniques since they were beyond the borders of my abilities. And with the Internet I had a tool to present my work to a large public. Which was accompanied with an enormous motivation increase.
And suddenly everything was possible...
… you will find galleries from the most diverse ranges of my creative work. On the one hand I show you purely digital work, which was developed with several 2D and 3D software. On the other hand there are also pencil and ink sketches, paintings, as well as enkaustik work, which I summarized in the so called analog gallery. You can also watch some of my photographies, which were postworked - in parts quite much - with computer aid, so that they also could be called digital. As you see, the borders are flowing, exactly like the borders between external and internal world and the border between world and mirror…
Thanks for your visit and your interest.
"The window to the world is always a closed window; it allows to retire from the world. Behind the window, one is a bit dead and somewhat timeless. From the standpoint of the world, the window on the world is always opaque, reflecting the world back on itself. The window on the world casts the world´s own reflection like a net over it. The reflection holds the world captive."
Jochen Gerz: The real window to the world Photography as Art – Art as Photography (Dumont, Cologne, 1979)