Schuppen fallen. Scale.

mixed media on wood or
on fabric mounted on wood
serial work
various sizes
2017

These paintings have a fleshly presence with a reduced composition, and refer to the alternating meanings of the title. The German word Schuppen means both shed, a simple structure for storage/repairs, and scales. Scales as the protecting flat plates of reptiles and fishes or old human skin pieces.

The idea of the fine, overlapping alignment of flat plates as a flexible protection on the outside interest me very much. Each plate adds to the overall strength and coherence of the structure as a whole. It also forms an aesthetic shield over the soft, vulnerable parts of A body. This opposed to a shed, which is merely a practical construction to shelter objects. The surface of the painting seems as if it is carefully scaled off to get to the bottom of something unknown.

Schuppen fallen is used here in the sense of the scales fell from my eyes. The intuitive awareness is carefully laid open.

Schuppen fallen. Scale 1
mixed media on wood
35 cm x 29 cm

Schuppen fallen. Scale 2
mixed media on wood
29 cm x 35 cm

Schuppen fallen. Scale 7
mixed media on fabric
mounted on beech strips on wood
72 cm x 50,5 cm

Schuppen fallen. Scale 6
mixed media on fabric
mounted on wood
69 cm x 50 cm

Schuppen fallen. Scale 5
mixed media on fabric
mounted on beech strips on wood
60 cm x 38 cm

Schuppen fallen. Scale 4
mixed media on wood
60 cm x 43 cm

Schuppen fallen. Scale 10
mixed media on fabric
mounted on wood
75 cm x 60 cm

Schuppen fallen. Scale 11
mixed media on wood
75 cm x 60 cm