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CRITICAL REALISM

five examples from the creative phase of so called Critical Realism.

“....was formulated in the middle of the 1980s. I was looking for new opportunities of expression that corresponded to my new attitude towards life and awareness. Colour entered my work as an independent element; my themes and picture content changed to reflect an image of people and the world that had developed further. Art connoisseurs still associate my name with Critical Realism, since I was one of the artists who represented this movement. This realism is an important part of my history as a maker of visual images, and I achieved a certain degree of renown with it back then. But I no longer felt/feel the need to ‘serve’ expectations like this. Furthermore, I was slowly retreating from the art scene: at the beginning of the 1990s I started to teach in Mainz, then I roamed around Morocco and last but not least, began working in my studio in Berlin. A friend of mine, an art historian, recently called my current works ‘pictures from the realm of shadows’ and I’m quite happy with this label. I have now retreated to my Berlin studio, concentrating on my work and living outside of the art market or the art scene...”


Standbein Spielbein, 1976

Standbein Spielbein, 1976

Selbst mit Bild, 1982

Selbst mit Bild, 1982

Hand und Fuss, 1988

Hand und Fuss, 1988

In der Mitte, 1989/92

In der Mitte, 1989/92

Getauft, 1990/93

Getauft, 1990/93




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