The Elemental Behavior of Fluent Colors
In "Vivid Liquids" I explore the aesthetics of the random behavior of color and liquids. What reveals itself to me in the process of creation is not predictable. Some of them are very fleeting, unrepeatable phenomena. Thus a colour composition is constantly evolving, colour phenomena are lost and new ones are formed. In this process of development I actively participate and provoke colours to behave in different ways, to flow, to collect themselves, to form patterns and structures. "The creation of a Vivid Liquids image is equivalent to an orchestra. I take on the role of the conductor and the colours take on those of the individual instruments. The art is therefore the music." The effect of a "Vivid Liquids" picture varies from viewer to viewer. Each person intuitively searches for familiar structures and impressions in these very abstract, far-away colour presentations, which resemble the individual visual memories of that person to give them a meaning and to be able to understand them as a human being.
Vivid colour landscapes
"Vivid Liquids" is a process-oriented form of abstract art. If one were to view a "Vivid Liquids" painting without context and isolated from its creation, the magic that emanates from it would be difficult to understand. It can be compared to the preparation of a colorful butterfly; nailed to a wall. A pale reminder of what it once embodied: freedom, grace, life. For me as an artist who creates this kind of pictures and is significantly involved in their creation, these dried pictures are a link to memories, personal enthusiasm and adventure. Something that in retrospect is very difficult to convey to others. So I had to find a way to document an important part of my art; the process of creation. This intention led to the creation of film recordings that allow us to observe areas of the picture as it develops. Many stories as well as directions for the future of both my photographs and my original paintings are rooted in these videos and can be discovered by attentive and profound observation.
Complexity of chance
"Vivid Liquids" images have native resolutions of up to 300 dpi despite their large formats. This makes them appear pin sharp from a distance as well as at close range. Walking up to an image should give the viewer the feeling of falling decisively into the picture - like zooming closer and closer with a microscope until the viewer is ultimately standing directly in front of the image. His entire perspective is now filled in and he notices that he cannot go one step further. He has arrived at the infinitely complex nature of colour.
"Vivid Liquids" machine - "Ernst Haeckel"
I document the phenomena that occur and the patterns that emerge with the help of a machine I designed myself in 2017, which I built as part of my final thesis at the Folkwang University of the Arts. It enables me to undertake numerous voyages of discovery across seemingly endless vivid colour landscapes and to see what no human being has ever seen before - because every "Vivid Liquids" picture is unique, unpredictable, unrepeatable and constantly changes its appearance. And yet it is possible to understand these occurring phenomena by reconciling what happened with the fundamental laws of nature. I named my machine after the famous German natural scientist "Ernst Haeckel", who explored the aesthetics of the biotic microcosm. But my machine can do much more than just observe. With it I also take influence on the events: It is not only the chemical composition of the liquids that has an influence; other external influences such as targeted fluctuations in temperature, vibrations, light spectral changes and changes in humidity can also be caused by my machine.