Yes, I just tried to understand.

„Why were people the way they were?“, really made me problems as a child. I dreamed, and hoped, and worked on idealistic solutions. Looking at me now – I´m still the same.
What it drove me to? I turned out an artist. Early on I looked carefully. So the eyes became my initial main tool to read how things are, where you see it, and even more analytically: How comes, forms make us feel.

Wassily Kandinsky´s „Point and Line to Plane“ was on my mother´s nightstand. So I picked it up and was immediately caught by this approach. Some of his results are definitely correct – they are my flesh and blood. By searching the aesthetical effects I put my bricks exactly on his building. The base is so good. As sculptors we don´t need the painter´s plane for a kind of projection. So it´s rather „Point and Line to Space“ for us.

By trying to grasp the responsible reasons for the aesthetical effects through actually modelling, I learned about the construction. It was not about imitating but about understanding – as always. All forms in nature appear under the same physical conditions. So each form has an inner construction, and the structural form of its outer surface, to cover load and meaning.

Geometries of free-form surfaces now are my subject. I had the luck to discover some things not known yet. It´s hard to believe, but as a result I work with mathematicians in my studio to make these discoveries accessible for all. This is a modest way to preannounce a method that will change all load optimized construction and mechanical engineering. First of all I will start with a precise and easy to understand notification-system for spatial forms, as we use it in music or for the scripture of our languages. On this construction part of my analysis I am obviously closest to Naum Gabo. In his honour I will publish my „Realistisches Manifest“ on August 5th 2020, exactly 100 years after he came out with his.

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