Q: Tell us about yourself.
In art studies I became acquainted with medieval French and Persian book illumination. Since then I have been fascinated by miniatures. The pictures often show more than the text tells -- they tell a somewhat unique story to each viewer. I have also been inspired by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Hossein Behzad, and Dominique Pardigon — all very classical painting and drawing. In addition, I have always had a strong passion for illustration with attention to detail.
Q: What differentiates you and your work from others?
I love nature as a basis above all. Creative culture is often the seasoning. I usually work 3 to 5 hours on one painting. Strictly speaking, there are the same number of steps as in a 'normal-sized' painting, the same number of brushstrokes, etc. When I paint fur, it should be every single hair if possible, even if you can only see that on a large monitor. I'm also attracted to the blending of painting and photography. When a miniature is finished, I add a reference object and photograph the whole thing. The combination of the painted and the real additions creates yet another new, second work of art, which I find very appealing.
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