I became a visual artist rather late in life. After a professional career in science I started
out to explore different techniques of printmaking (relief and intaglio). This period was
followed by a more colorful one, where I created abstract images with a special
printmaking method or acrylic paints. However, the ultimate goal was to paint in oils and
I taught myself from books, the internet and exhibits, because I could not find a course
that instructs what I want to do. I am still on a learning curve.
As I have always admired the fine painting style and the ideas of artists working in the
genre of fantastic realism and surrealism, I embarked on this direction with my recent
work. Many of the great images of Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Bruegel the Elder
mirror daily scenes and human shortfalls of their contemporaries, yet with a very subtle
irony. These examples are in the back of my mind when I am trying to see the humor in
the seriousness and the real in the unreal.