Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thank you ~

Thank you, everyone, who made this year so successful and special! 
Thank you for coming to my shows, for liking my work and for all your nice comments throughout the year. 
Have a wonderful Holiday Season, enjoy the rain and the ample parking in the city, I hope to see you next year. 

Happy 2013~

all the best as always, 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

This week I finally saw the exhibit on artist's studios from Carl Spitzweg to Matthew Barney at the Neue Staatsgalerie Stuttgart.
Some fragments of what I saw- and remember:

Daniel Spoerri's Atelier, Reconstruction of the Chambre No.13, Hotel Carcassonne, Paris 1998. 
On the wall the "Fallenbilder": Tabletops complete with all plates, cigarette butts and leftover foods glued to them, records of a moment

Matthew Barney "drawing with restraints", him on a trampoline trying to reach his 4 m tall studio ceiling, drawing a self portrait while doing so and videotaping it. Video, 1987.

Jan Dibbets "perspective correction" 1968, a trapezium taped to his studio floor becomes a perfect square when photographed in perspective. The studio as installation.

Bruce Nauman's "mapping the studio I " 2001, video installation, showing his studio empty at night- and its secret inhabitants, the mice, cats and moths.

Gicacometti's "gray" studio in Montparnasse - the drawings on the walls were removed (with parts of the wall) and are shown at the exhibit.

They also have the huge altarpiece-like diptych and triptych on which Georg Baselitz and Gerhard Richter describe their studios, the remnants of Beuys temporary "studio" at Documenta 5 are there and a life size reproduction of Mondrian's atelier at the Rue du Depart 26, including his pipes and tea pot.

Luckily, once you find the entrance and get past the architecture and finishes, colors, columns, circles, triangles and stairs, if you are unsure what to think of the exhibit, the descriptions by the curators explain in great detail and quite matter-of-factly what the artists had in mind while working at their studios.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Recently found. Not the original but still weird - tiny paintings on chewing gum residue on Wiesbaden's streets. A project by YY Street.

There is a rumor that when a street is "done", a small guardian figure is being attached on top of street signs, traffic lights or bus stops.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Inspiration of the day

I just watched this documentary on Doug Rickards photography. Love how he uses the Google street view camera as his lens and how he talks about this being the time of "editors" rather than "creators".
The pictures he chose tell a great story, he filters the flood of material down to where it actually starts to matter again. I wish someone was doing this to the entire Internet.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I will be traveling for a little while, working on more Paper Cuts for the Grimm exhibit coming up at Dartmouth early next year.
Hope to see you at the Studio Gallery anniversary party on December 2. for the Tiny show!

upcoming classic: the TINY show

Monday, October 29, 2012

this was FUN!!

Open Studios was so much fun again- thank you everyone for coming!! 
The numbers just came in and it looks like we had well over 2000 people visiting.

Well!! I enjoyed talking to all of you and I am really glad you made it. See you in April!!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

come visit the studio

Like every year in October, my studio will be open to the public as part of this years Art Span Open Studios month.
Come visit me and my amazing studio mates and see what is going on in one of the largest professional Atelier Buildings in San Francisco's Mission District.

We make just about everything in between portrait commissions, custom jewelry and freshly baked muffins.

1890 Bryant Street Studios (@ Mariposa)
next weekend, October 27 & 28 2012
12 - 6PM
bring the family and the dogs.

We will also have a preview the night of October 26 from 6 - 9PM.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

currently at the studio

There I was, painting cityscapes, until all of a sudden these showed up.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Still completely amazing: reverse graffiti at Broadway tunnel by British street artist Paul Curtis (Moose). Done with cleaner and a wire brush.

Friday, September 28, 2012

sometimes I paint motorcycles on pieces of leather

Another commission, for a friend. This was a LOT of fun. When it was done I got a message that he made some changes on the bike over the weekend, photo attached, and could I update the painting real quick... haha! nice.