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  telephone drawings  postcards, envelopes  small-sized works  sloppy watercolors  large-sized works   critical realism



POSTCARDS, ENVELOPES

ten revised postcards, ca. 10 x 10,5 cm.
ten revised business envelopes, ca. 21 x 11 cm.

Postcards: “....on my travels I also feel the urge to draw. I need nothing more than a ballpoint pen, fine sandpaper and the postcards that I buy at the nearest newspaper kiosk. In the hotel room, I move the table to the window and have fun changing the surface of the postcards with the sandpaper and pen until the postcard turns into something completely new, completely different. I later developed this technique further in the studio, pasting things on, for example...”

Business letter envelopes: “... the address window in business letter envelopes remind me of the little doors in the Advent calendars of my childhood. I began to play with the envelopes and include them in my work by drawing on them and adding postage stamps, a logo, other stamps, etc. Next, I put material such as glossy images, magazine photos and my own small doodles in the envelope under the address window. Everything eventually fused into a poetic complete image, and something destined for the dustbin transfomed into something different, unique and new…”


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