Because identity is a necessity. Whatever the artist makes is always some kind of bizarre self portrait.

bizarre self portrait

Etching drawing

As they never sign their paintings on the front (like most artists today), the initials are less that authoritative, although they actively participate in blurring the tracks of authority: Every artist is expected to paint his own nature, against the futile nature of life into his artworks.

One is never satisfied with the portrait of a person one knows. (Goethe)

art and identity, automimesis

Etching self portrait

In art, appearances can be deceiving.

Art believes that the ways we construct our visual environments, including the ways we present ourselves in the world, are reflections of ourselves. It is not the artwork we conquer but ourselves, but don't worry, our lives are contemporary art+science.

website identity

Humor is not contempt, humor a way of living on the light side of life, because light is the blood of visual arts.

Because you can see beauty in a rust drip, hang your shingle.

If you think contemporary art much too much expensive, do it yourself.

... enough money that I could never blame failure on anyone but myself.

Piet Mondrian, p. 226

symbol for helping

Nothing creates distrust more than art sites that are void of a warm human contact (Helping others). The starting point is simply us, as Hans Josephsohn said.

Every painter paints himself

Accuracy and precision can wait. It is not the artwork we conquer but ourselves.


"My goal was to take myself out of the picture"