Artists Statement
My photographic work deals with the points of intersection between pure photography and classical fine arts. Just as a painter creates an abstraction of what he sees, I attempt to reflect a personal interpretation of reality, going behind and beyond the bare image of it. Employing special techniques, such as over- and long time exposure, preferring to work only in particular light and weather conditions (snow, fog and diffused light due to overcast skies), I isolate abstract forms and structures from concrete objects and classical landscape scenes. Furthermore, I am interested in the poetry of the ordinary, always searching for expression in the commonly overlooked scenes which surround us daily. The concept of “emptiness” from Zen-Buddhism plays an important role in all my work. As in the classical Japanese ink paintings, I use this „emptiness“ in my photographs to create certain spaces for the viewer in which he can project her / his own thoughts and feelings into the images.” My works have been shown in many national and international exhibitions as well as art fairs like Art Karlsruhe. I have won many international awards, most prominently Photographer of the Year at OneEyeland Awards, FineArt Photographer of the Year at the Black and White Zebra Awards and a Gold Medal at the Moscow International Photography Awards.
Solo Exhibitions
2018 – Kontrapunkt, Galerie Stöckle Hauser, Stuttgart
2018 – Formen der Stille, Galerie Kirstin Köllner, Memmingen
2017 – Silent Light, Carpentier Galerie, Berlin
2016 – Silent Light – Fotografie, Galerie Schrade, Karlsruhe
2016 – Silent Light, Galerie Edition Camos, München
2016 – Written in Water, Fotogalerie Potsdam, Potsdam
2016 – Fragments of Time, Stiftung S-BC Pro Arte, Biberach
2014 – Written in Water, Galerie Edition Camos, München
2014 – Haiku/Transform, Galerie U6, Memmingen
2013 – Zeit Räume, Kunstreich, Kempten
2013 – Heavenly Creatures, Zeit Räume, Kurzparkzone, München
2013 – Zeit Räume, Galerie Edition Camos, München
2013 – Zeit Räume, Fotogalerie Potsdam, Potsdam
2012 – Stilles Weiß, Brummendes Schwarz, artROOM, Konstanz
2011 – Fluchtpunkte, Antoniermuseum, Memmingen

Group Exhibitions
2019 – Sublimations, Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Milano
2019 – Colors, Ærø Kunsthal, Museum for modern Art, Ærøskøbing
2018 – Weiß / White, Schloss Tiengen, Waldshut-Tiengen
2018 – Salon Nr. 2, Galerie Christine Knauber, Berlin
2017 – 39. Ostallgäuer Kunstausstellung, Marktoberdorf
2017 – Stillness, FlowFineArt, Leverkusen (Hitdorf)
2017 – 50zig, Kunstreich, Kempten
2017 – Tag der offenen Ateliers, Galerie M, Potsdam
2017 – Blickwechsel II, artROOM Konstanz, Konstanz
2016 – reWIND, artROOM Konstanz, Konstanz
2016 – Collect Now!, Art Priori, Mannheim
2015 – Ausstellung zur Europawoche, Auch (FR)
2014 – Brücken, Galerie Augenblick, Tannheim (AT)
2014 – Kunstnacht 2014, artROOM, Konstanz
2014 – Fresh, Galerie Edition Camos, München
2013 – Kunst im Geschäft, Börner & Graf Architekten, Memmingen
2013 – Finale & Neubeginn, Galerie Neuendorf, Memmingen
2012 – Junge Kunst auf der Meile, Galerie Neuendorf, Memmingen
2012 – Small Garden – Orticola di Lombardi, Mailand
2012 – Black Box Gallery, Color: The Visual Spectrum, Portland
2012 – A Smith Gallery, Winter Exhibition, Texas
2011 – A Smith Gallery, Simplicity Exhibition, Texas

Art Fairs
2019 – ARTMUC, artROOM Konstanz, München
2019 – Kölner Liste 2019, Flow Fineart Galerie, Köln
2019 – art Karlsruhe 2019, artROOM Konstanz, Karlsruhe
2018 – Kölner Liste 2018, Flow Fineart Galerie, Köln
2018 – art Karlsruhe 2018, one artist show, artROOM Konstanz, Karlsruhe
2017 – Art Brandenburg 2017, Potsdam
2017 – STROKE art fair 2017, artROOM Konstanz, München
2017 – art Karlsruhe 2017, one artist show, artROOM Konstanz, Karlsruhe
2016 – STROKE art fair 2016, artROOM Konstanz, München
2016 – art Karlsruhe 2016, artROOM Konstanz, Karlsruhe
2015 – art Karlsruhe 2015, Galerie Edition Camos, Karlsruhe

Awards
2019 – Aesthetica Art Prize, Longlisted
2017 – Moscow international Photography Awards – Gold Award
2017 – Px3 de la Paris – Silver Award
2013 – Px3 de la Paris – Silver Award
2013 – Black & White Zebra Awards – Gold Award, Grand Winner
2013 – OneEyeland Awards – Gold Award, Photographer of the Year
2011 – Px3 de la Paris – Bronze Award
2011 – Px3 de la Paris, Public Choice Awards – 3rd Place

Publications
2017 – Der Greif #10, Magazine
2016 – Silent Light, Exhibition Catalog, Galerie Schrade Karlsruhe
2016 – Fragments of Time, Book, artRoom Konstanz
2015 – Der Greif #8, Magazine
2014 – Written in Water, Exhibition Catalog, Edition Camos
2014 – Galerie U6, Künstler der Galerie, Exhibition Catalog, U6
2013 – Selected Works 2010 – 2013, Exhibition Catalog, Edition Camos
2012 – Junge Kunst auf der Meile, Exhibition Catalog, Neuendorf
2012 – Small Garden, Exhibition Catalog, Orticola di Lombardi
2012 – A Smith Gallery, Winter, Exhibtion Catalog, A Smith Gallery
2011 – Px3 Annual Book, Book, Px3 FR
2011 – A Smith Gallery, Simplicity, Exhibition Catalog, A Smith Gallery
2011 – Fluchtpunkte, Exhibition Catalog, Self-published