Bio: Austria-born PBL was in a school for talented illustrators and painters before going to school. He only survived his teenage years with the help of paper, paint and a brush. And rock and roll.
At 18 he emigrated to Australia. No more art for now. Bloody migrant! Job. Education. Soccer.
Return to Austria, family, start of a career as an independent sales trainer, which led him to many countries and continents.
1995 restart as an artist. Painting trips to Italy, Germany, France. A lot of watercolor.
Around 2000 the first abstract steps. First encounter with Bad Reichenhall Art Academy. Georg Brandner. Hermann Nitsch. Andrea Rozorea. Gerhard Almbauer, Bernhard Zimmer.
The first exhibitions follow. The joy grows. The adrenaline too. Would like more. Learn. To grow.
But: the sales success leaves much to be desired.
Questions. Doubt. Occurs in the best families. Stumble - yes! But don't stay put!
The horse is dead. The destination remains. Ride on with a new horse!
What am I?
Self-taught visual artist (painter)
What am I doing?
Abstract expressionism. Other things as well: nudes, landscapes, people.
Large and small formats.
Acrylic. Dries quickly. Meets my impatience. Finish with oil.
Rather work in the studio than outdoors.
What do I want to achieve?
I want to make an impact. Like rock and roll. Right into the energy center. Mine and that of the viewer. High and low! Stirring. Depressing. Joyful. Sexy. Sweaty. Sad. Funny. Happy.
I love structure and chaos - security in the process, surprise in the result. Give chance a chance.
Say “yes!" to beauty. Color and composition must be right. Harmony and tension. Both instead of either or. But not always.
Stealing from others is OK; but not to copy them.
Why is that important?
Success = impact = feedback (like a smile or a flash in the onlooker’s eye)
Success = purchase decision in my favor
Success = always good for the ego
Success = attention = motivation = new strength, energy
Success = resources for new projects
Success = the ability to pay your own bills = independence
Success = increasing the price of my art means increasing the value for my collectors
Success = increasing the of sales of my art means increasing the value for my collectors
Complexity, music, joie-de-vivre, beauty, good taste
Joan Mitchell, Martha Jungwirth, Andrea Rozorea, Georg Brandner, Hemann Nitsch, Andre Derain, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Emil Nolde, Gerhard Zimmer