Born and educated in Austria, I landed in Sri Lanka in 1995. Fascinated & inspired by this stunning island I took a sabbatical from my tour guide job to embark on a long creative journey.
As a self-taught artist, I only learned much later, that what I am doing is called Automatism:
'In art, automatism refers to creating art without conscious thought, accessing material from the unconscious mind as part of the creative process.' (Tate Art Term)
After traveling and painting for some years I found in Mexico my creative home base.
I experimented with all types of mediums including a long fascination with oils on canvas -
a symbolic period filled with therapeutic releases, inner and outer travel logs and first screams in color.
The colorDrops series from 2014 mark the beginning of my abstract works in mixed media. This current period includes socio-political pieces about liberty, multiculturalism, ecocide, division and unity.
2011 : 'wanderjahre', Wien, AT
2013: Hotel Asiana, 'behind the surface', Dubai, UAE
2015: Las Galerías, 'exposición de arte', Puerto Morelos, MX
2017: ArtboxProjects Basel, CH
2018: Olympus Tours Gallery, collective expo 'alas' Cancun, MX
2018: La Verdad Noticias, MX Issue 01
2019: Jardín Botánico, 'artistas por la paz', Puerto Morelos, MX
2019: ArtboxProjects, Miami, US
2 019: WOTISART? Art Magazine, London, UK Issue 12
2020: AlTiba9, Contemporary Art, Algier, DZ Issue 04
2020: Art Habens Contemporary Art Review, London, UK Issue 09
2020: Winner of the Special Prize, Mellow Art Award, Japan
2021: Arte Visual Mexico, MX, Issue 01 & 04
2021/06: Focus Art Fair, L'Atelier Richelieu, Paris, FR by HongLee Curators:
2021/08: Colour of Life, Saatchi Gallery &
2021/09: Colour of Emotion FOLD Gallery, London, UK
2021/10: Tokyo International Art Fair, Japan
2021/11: Dubai Art Expo, UAE
2021/11: ARTSPER featured artist
2021/12: ARTJOBS.COM Artist of the Month
2022/07: ARTMAGAZiNEUM, Istanbul, TR
2022/11: Represented by Laura I Gallery, London
2023/01: Smart Artist Hub, London, UK
blue note, acrylics & tints on canvas, Ø 110 cm, 2023
12 paintings 1 timely story
- modern heroic epic -