Why are so many of your works so gigantic?
They could be even bigger, if you ask me! I enjoy the physical experience, both when I’m making them and when I’m looking at them. And I like the whole rhythm of working that keeps me moving between my desk and the artwork.
How did your cooperation with Motel One come about?
Motel One was looking for a Leipzig-based artist whose work had something to do with the topic of writing and communication. As there is a lot of text in my work, they chose me.
Image or text?
The combination of image and text has always appealed to me. After the first impression, a picture suddenly evokes a deeper reaction.
How do you set about tackling a Project?
Many of my artworks begin with a certain spark. If the inspiration is strong enough, it soon starts to take form. Sometimes it works the other way around: first the picture and then the text. But that can all take years.
What was it like working with Motel One?
For me it’s a huge privilege to be given such a huge area to work on in this central part of the city. As my brief, I was given room plans and colour samples of the planned interior, as well as the general theme of writing, networking and communication. And much to my delight, my “Map of a Dream World” was approved right away.