For many years now, my art followed a concept I call "Venusmaschine". In English that would actually be "Venusmachine" (just to make sure its understandable 😉) Basically it means that I try to find a balance between more sensuous female aspects and the more "technical" male aspects.
OK, due to recent discussions I have seen, let me tell you, that I have no intentions to violate any gender issues here. This is strictly about my work and I make no claims to always being politically correct 😎
I basically only paint women, so in order to make "my world" complete, I had to find a way to also add male elements to my paintings. I have always liked technical drawings and machines and found that this could well add the masculine touch I was looking for, to get my yin yang like balance.
This works even in recent paintings like "Mad. Butterfly", where the boundaries between the two aspects are blurred:
A few years ago, when I started to actually creating "Venusmachines", I even had my term "Venusmaschine©" copyrighted. Here is an example for a "little Venusmachine":
Here is another one, "Petite Venusmachine" inspired by the great old master Botticelli:
This actually was the companion to the "Grande Venusmachine" I did a few years ago for an exhibition in Paris.
Right now, I'm trying something completely different and new for me. For a little while I have more and more explored the possibilities of digital art. So, while my traditional paintings need a little drying time, I'm playing with Illustrator to create a variation of my theme...
...a little venusmachine which I want to eventually animate, so it cranks out these hearts... kinda kitschy, I know. But maybe with the summer fading fast, I'm just in a kitschy mood 😊
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