My Toothpaste Paintings are u n i q u e pieces of art.
They combine our modern synthetic look with natural aging proccesses.
Toothpaste is a brilliant painting material.
It is semi-fluid, has a wide range of colors and an aromatic smell.
It changes its look and surface in time and with varying humidity.
As a child I spent hours in my mom´s laboratory being fascinated by her work as a dental technician.
Especially the different ingredients and aromas took my attention.
For my Masters Degree in Fine Arts I discovered toothpaste as sculptural and painting material.
Since then my compassion for the material accompanies my experience.
A B O U T M Y W O R K
De_ Kunst aus der Tube
Fr_ Diversité tirée d’un tube
A B O U T M E
* born 1984 in Gera, DE
lives and works in Zurich, CH
Master of Fine Arts
2008 - 2011
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, CH
2006 - 2007
Pratt Institute New York, US
Bachelor of Arts*
2004 - 2008
Bauhaus-University Weimar, DE
* with honors
Exhibitions at Galerie Mark Müller Zürich, Manifesta Side Program Uni Zürich, Kunstmuseum Bern, Shedhalle Zürich, Museum Bärengasse Zürich,
Station21 Zürich, ACT Basel, KI-Haus Biel, Stedefreund Berlin, 123Space London, Kunsthalle Tropical Iceland and others
Prices from STEO Stiftung Zurich, Urban-City-Price Basel and akku.ev. Weimar
Publication at Verlag Haus am Gern
Artist Residencies at Methode Zürich and Peach Wollerau
In Collaboration with Jeroen Singer as Studio Prekär