Andreas B

Andreas B

Location: Germany

I am in the mid fifties, working a a psychologist near Frankfurt, have written two novels ("Sweet transvestite" and "Mein eigenes Ding") and try to find my individual way of self-expression.

"The void is yourself, it is like a huge mirror of your mind." (Bill Viola)


Art is my religion

I am not a painter or any other kind of fine artist, rather a hypercinetic jumping jack, cannot accord to expectations. Spontaneity is my fate and mission. Showing a nonconformistic and authentic way of self-expression (pic Martyr).
Multimedia work for me is not only the possibility to document experiences, visualize ideas and signify „found objects“ with their impressive presence and ambiguity (e.g. pic 'Crosser' as an allegory for transcendence) but also a source of new thoughts and artful concepts.
The idea for 'Symbiosis' (pic) emerged spontanenously during image processing while thoughts progressing about the so-called subject-object-debate in aesthetic theory: The boundaries between subject, artwork and the artist should be dissolved. In this case between two women and the trinity artwork of Anselm Kiefer ('Vater, Sohn, Heiliger Geist').
Art is a religion of enlightenment and appropriation an important sacrament. Boundaries are deceiving.
You are subject and object at once. It´s like performing the white-cube-game (pic 'Which cube holds the sense?') alone. Imagine you are both, the operator who shuffles the cubes and the player who answers the question. Therefore – happy-go-lucky – you cannot lose. What a wonderful religion! We all have to find our own meaning of life.

Martyr “Martyr”

Sculpture with wooden cross and Jumping Jack.

Crosser “Crosser”

Man crossing a wall (with some aids). Allegory of transcendence:
"That’s one small step for our mind, one giant leap for man…"

Symbiosis “Symbiosis”

Merging of spectators and painting.

Which cube holds the sense? “Which cube holds the sense?”

White-Cube-variant of the shell game.

Capitalism “Capitalism”

Corrupted artist whoreshipping the moon.