THE SCENE OF THE ACTION
July 18, 2012
I work in my studio only with reconstructed tools such as goose quills, dividers, a pen knife, very fine sable or squirrel hair brushes and the like. The stages of work are those which had been passed down to us through the centuries. I'm finishing every work in a way it would have been done several hundred years ago. Thus I succeed in preserving the playful characteristic medieval lines.
I don't make mere copies of original medieval illuminated manuscripts or manuscript pages. Every illustration is an expression of my ideas - inevitably present day ideas - in medieval style.
At first glance my works of art appear "medieval" but looking at them a second time their allusion to the present becomes obvious.
I think the particular attraction of my artistry is the contrast between medieval stylistics and technique on the one hand and modern ideas and compositions on the other. Each of my works is therefore a symbiosis of two worlds with a distance of several hundred years.