Artist Statement

Artist Statement

After several exhibitions I had always been at a loss of words on how and what to describe my intentions and ambitions to be. Finally! After lots of thinking, re-thinking, scribbling and pondering, the wonderful Danja Burchard helped me write and finalise my artist statement. 

Exhibition and talk in monheim am Rhein

Exhibition and talk in monheim am Rhein

Zum Welt-Aids-Tag 2019 werfen wir gemeinsam mit dem Künstler Philipp Spiegel einen sehr individuellen Blick auf den Themenbereich HIV und Heterosexualität. Gemäß dem Untertitel des Aktionsmottos 2019 „Streich die Vorurteile“ versucht der Künstler mit seinen Werken, den Vorurteilen seiner Umwelt auf mehreren Ebenen zu begegnen. Denn über die grundsätzliche Überprüfung der eigenen Denk- und Verhaltensweisen gegenüber HIV-Positiven hinaus muss wieder mehr Bewusstsein dafür geschaffen werden, dass HIV nicht nur homosexuelle Menschen (be-)trifft.

Going Viral – About the Exhibtion

Going Viral – About the Exhibtion

Going Viral is the name of the first exhibition cycle after my diagnosis. It reflects the initial emotional challenges spanning over two years. By using abstracted photography I try to engage the viewer in showing what an HIV infection feels like. What goes on in the mind, the body and on an emotional level – [...]

Visual Diaries II

Visual Diaries II

My mind was plunged into chaos - questioning everything. Every decision, every choice I had to make overwhelmed me. When working on portraits or on fashion shoots, I failed to direct. I couldn’t helm the situation. I couldn’t instruct people. My mind was in a frenzied mess – which was reflected in my lack of confidence. I doubted everything – especially my ability to make decisions.