The rose with it's thorns is my trademark.
It's loaded with passion and suffering,
beauty and pain
just like my life,
just like my art.
Who creates who?
There are times, where the painting just like creates itself!
Without having the slightest idea - what I just painted yesterday happens today!
My painting is my guideline, though not even I understand the direction myself.
It's like playing ball up against a wall where the ball comes back with the same force as I kick it off with. Afterwards, I am often speechless over the power of the image.
That's why me and my art are two sides of the same coin and become, what we become through an internal dialogue between me and my painting.
My main mission in art:
To make my art be a picture on the time I'm a part of.
That each of my artwork as a two-edged sword cuts a piece of myself and the world that made me.
An existential Slogan:
I am what I do
I do what I am
My artistically roots were set in a kind of dark soil of passionate suffering, anxiety, freedom and spirituality already the first years of my artistically career. This resulted in a book, published in 2004 with the title: "Passionate suffering". Read some of the poems in English by following the link: "Poems"
Read about my fundamental thoughts and see the belonging artworks by Following the link: "Essential themes themes"
LIFE AND ART
I was born in Sønderborg in Denmark close to the German border. My mother is Danish and my father was German, but studied construction in Denmark and became Danish. He started a company of architecture and construction in Fredericia back in the 7’ties, and I grew up working at his office: Saar’s drawing office. When I was a child, I was a competitor in swimming and trained hard every day. I was good and won a lot of medals. One day in 1981a while after after a competition in running I got a stroke, which left me in coma for ten days, and when I woke up, I found myself paralyzed in the entire left side of my body. My career as a swimmer was definitively over, but at least I recovered fast to an acceptable level, though I lost all my friends from the swim club. To replace the lost and to use same volumen of energy and satisfy my hunger for competition, I started drawing and writing besides exercising in a fitnesscenter to recover. Unfortunately I was hit by epilepsy because of the brain surgery, but I was lucky that it was pretty harmless in my youth, as long as I remembered taking my medicine.
As I grew older, I learned about architecture, and thought that I one day would be an architect as well. There were just one problem about that: I had no interest in houses, construction or buildings, nor was I very practical. I liked the drawings a lot, but I didn’t know, what to do with this weird interest for cartoons, it seemed pretty irrelevant being creating funny caricatures and writing about my feelings in my diary and later experimenting in lyrics, so to do something rational, I started study at the Seminary School in Tønder 1988. There I got an art teacher, who probably was the first person, who ever understood, what I was doing, and thus was able to support me in that direction, also the day in 1989, where I declared, that I wanted to drop my teachers studios to become a full time artist instead. He didn’t like the idea, but as he realized, that I was already decided, he chose to support me.
1990 I moved to Copenhagen, where I lived isolated in contemplation for two years before I met the girl, who became my wife. She was from Peru, and opened the door to the amazing Peruvian culture for me. We were married for 26 years and got two children. Any way I returned to the Seminary school in 1995 to continue and finished my studios as a Teacher in 1999. While finishing my studios epilepsy became a serious problem, which during the time have had serious consequences, most I form of anxious and suddenly escape.
After finishing my studios, which I had focused on existential aesthetics in both religion, art, pedagogic and adults pedagogic I worked for three years as a Highschool teacher in art and personally development. I studied theology as an independent student at the Aarhus university one year, before we went to Peru for one year trying to live there. Though today we live separated Peru will always be a part of me and thus of my art. While staying in Pery I participated in lots of religious activities, which got an influential influence on my art, and until today is remarkable different with its transformational character.
My art is made of my life’s circumstances, where I always try to express, what I feel is coming tomorrow, never what was yesterday.