“Every creative process consists of searching, discovery, chaos and – finally – some kind of
clarification, where everything falls into place on some higher level. The joy, fear, confusion, order, creativity, and chaos – they all are elements of life and elements of art. My work in
Art expresses the searching for me and the exploration of the world around me.”
Probably visuals – just like music – are able to overcome boundaries that verbal communication cannot. Can true beauty be found where there are no words? Maybe? …
I try to translate impressions of the senses into something that others can understand and hopefully enjoy applying visuals as a special and subtle nonverbal way of communication.
My creative work is often linked to phases of my life that I have been going through – the reflection upon my development or the existential issues I have been dealing with.
I appreciate the game of the moment in my work e.g.: when you start a new project, it is always a kind of game or play you are interacting with. …Sometimes it is not an easy one as you can’t predict what you will really get out of this mystery and sometimes this uncertainty can also hurt you badly…
Just like in textiles, there are two sides of any fabric. Even though we always want to represent the right side of our lives to others, often the back side, those things that reside in the recesses of our minds, are the more interesting aspects of things and personalities.
I never had a special wish to become a specific artist. My desire always was to do and follow creativity. In my youth in the era of the Soviet Union everything was suppressed – only the artists dared to live their life more independently and colorfully. It was very appealing for me. I left home at an early age to find meaning in life and the meaning of life. Art is just one of countless other methods to seek answers for these questions – this might be the reason, why my techniques are not very rigid and subject to change according to the circumstances.
Textiles are appealing to me because of textures, structures and patterns. For me textiles appeal more to the senses than paintings, because they exhibit and invite exploration of a special quality through touch, which normally is not accessible in paintings.
Nature always has been a source of my wonder, inspiration and comfort. Structures and patterns in nature reveal a hidden internal logic of mysteries – why things are how they are. When the going gets tough I find back to myself in nature. There, by my unconscious choice of forms, shapes, colors and textures I connect with the world and discover solutions those are inaccessible with pure reason.