Born and educated in Austria, I landed a job as an international tour guide - never to be seen again at my university, where I studied law.
In 1995, fascinated by stunning Sri Lanka, I took a year off to paint, the beginning of a long creative journey.
As a self-taught artist, I only learned much later, that what I am doing, is 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 different mediums, including a long fascination with oils on canvas, my 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, raising the age-old question about the artist's role as a moral compass.
2011: Galerie am Schillerplatz "wanderjahre" Vienna, AT
2012: Hotel Asiana "behind the surface" Dubai, UAE
2013: Las Galerias "circuito de arte" Puerto Morelos, MX
2017: ArtBox.Project Basel, CH
2018: Olympus Tours, "alas" Cancun, MX
2018: La Verdad Noticias, MX, Issue 01
2019: Jardin Botanico, "artistas por la paz" Puerto Morelos, MX
2019: ArtBox Project Miami, US
2019: 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
2020/12: 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
2021/10: Featured Artist Circle Foundation, Lyon, FR
2021/11: Dubai Art Expo, UAE
2021/11: ARTSPER featured artist
2021/12: ARTJOBS.COM Artist of the Month
LOL, mixed media, 100x150cm, 2021
Studio tour of my Mexican atelier
12 paintings 1 timely story
- modern heroic epic -