Tinte auf Papier 10x15cm, 2011
Basically, my work consists of exposing a mental world. I’m
assimilating reality in an expressive, elementary way. Things around me, that I see, sketch and collect during traveling, in TV, magazines, catalogs, publicity or the world of popular culture, people I meet – everything can inspire me, everything could be sketched. These quick pencil sketches with diary character are often the base of ink drawings or paintings. Just playing around is one catalyst for creativity. Little monsters and puppets, kid masks, weird worlds and fictions – sometimes kid toys are my models for paintings and ink drawings. They help me create the opposite of the ‚hortus conclusus’ by revealing a false, illusive idyll.
Kai Uwe Schierz, Kunsthalle Erfurt