The subjects of the work groups REMEMBER I + II were finds from my grandparents' estate. I photographed these objects and continued to work with them by applying layers or exposing areas. In my imagination, this process resembles the process of remembering.

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REMEMBER I, 2007-09
Approximately 20 photo works


The motifs of the pictures originally showed clothes, fabrics, domestic inventory. Through my various working steps they were abstracted, further levels of meaning developed. For example, not a real cloth was ironed, but its photographic image.

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SLEEPING ROOM, 2009
Ironed photos, nightdress, pigments, lacquer, 150 x 225 cm

REMEMEBER AGNES' CLOTH IV, 2008
Photos, ironed, skinned, dyed, foil, on wood, framed with acrylic glass, 150 x 225 cm 

REMEMBER AGNES' CLOTH I, 2008
Photos, ironed, skinned, on wood, framed with remains of the original cloth, 150 x 225 cm

REMEMBER AGNES' CLOTH III, 2008
Photos, ironed, skinned, on wood, framed with acrylic glass, 150 x 225 cm

AS THINGS STAND, 2010
Exhibition view gallery Schwefel Stuttgart

FAMILY AFFAIRS, 2014
Exhibition view gallery bildkultur Stuttgart

FOX, 2008
Scratched photos, ink, on wood, 50 x 280 cm, exhibition view AS THINGS STAND, 2010, gallery Schwefel Stuttgart

ARMCHAIR, 2008
Ironed and scratched photos, ink, on wood, ca. 220 x 220 cm

Presentation gallery Kränzl, ART Karlsruhe, 2008

THE FEAST, 2008
Photos, ironed, skinned, scratched, ink, 250 x 375 cm, exhibition view 48H-NEUKOELLN, 2016, Kindl-Brauerei Berlin

REMEMBER II, 2008-09
Approximately 25 photo works


The documentary war photographs are from my grandfather's estate. The pictures were photographed again and again during the working process, reworked and darkened. They remain – like memories or dreams and premonitions – vague even when they are focused. 

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SKELETON, 2008
Photos, ironed, scratched, ink, 200 x 300 cm, exhibition view 50. PROJEKT, 2019, projektraumbahnhof25, Kleve, DE

SKELETON, 2008
Detail

CARCASS, 2008
Ironed and scratched photographs, black ink, foil, 200 x 300 cm

CAMP, 2008
Ironed and skinned photographs, foil, on wood, 200 x 300 cm

UNTITLED (SOLDIERS), 2009
Photos, ironed, skinned, pasted, ink, 150 x 210 cm

MARCH, 2009
Cut and scratched photos, 150 x 210 cm

ROUND DANCE, 2009
Ironed photos, tape, ink, 200 x 420 cm

COULD BE, 2009
Photos, ironed, ink, 150 x 225 cm

COULD BE, 2009
Detail

SEQUENCE, 2009
Photos, studio view

TREMBLE, 2009
Superimposed black and white copy, 30 x 20 cm