No. 8

Danger! Blasting of ivory tower in progress

My eight-week stay in New York was crowned with success - Maya, my English teacher, offered to help me organising a little exhibition on the premises of EC English Language Centres in the heart of Manhattan's Times Square. The board of management of EC English Language Centre was so keen on our art project that they wanted… Continue reading Danger! Blasting of ivory tower in progress

No. 7

The Creation of ‘Aura’: Layer by layer

What does one need to create a structuristic artwork? Firstly, I'd like to focus on the tangible necessities: Regarding my experience teaching in New York, I can definitely say that this special technique is functional and doesn't require a specialised venue. The only room we had available in order to paint was our shared dormitory… Continue reading The Creation of ‘Aura’: Layer by layer

No. 6

Artistic Technicians or How to be a layer-painting artisan

New York was nasty. But not in a "the-streets-smell-like-urin" kind of way. No, quite the opposite: I loved it so much there that going home bode an adjustment, even though I felt stunned sometimes. This metropolis has countless opportunities to offer, choosing something can be fairly hard. In my case selecting museums and other cultural institutions to visit was… Continue reading Artistic Technicians or How to be a layer-painting artisan

No. 4

L’art pour l’art…?

...no, because nowadays it is obviously more about “l’art pour l’argent“, which is my personal way of expressing the apparently never-ending rise of prices at international art markets. “L’argent“ is the French term for money. Artistic masterpieces have become objects of speculation and therefore are being sold for undreamt-of amounts of money ("art follows money… Continue reading L’art pour l’art…?