Walk Tall and Always Carry a Lightbulb

„I am trying to rid myself of the concrete….Life is so absurd and very abstract, once you step aside of the daily routine.
That is what I am trying to convey: the absurdity of life.“
Timothy’s artistic development arises from his uprooting as someone who grew up in two worlds. In no world at home he has become a searcher.
In his early days as a photographer, he deliberately refrained from depicting people in order to create something other-worldly and deprive what he saw from function and thus a meaning. Through this rapture he created a feeling of emptiness. He transferred this constant act of searching on to his observed environment and asked in return about its existence.

Now sometime later, Timothy has turned to painting in order to deconstruct his former concrete depiction of reality into further abstraction.
At first glance Timothys paintings seem crude: irregular lines, childish repetitive pencil marks, paint looking like stains, blotches, fingerprints, spots, scratches.
But such is life. His paintings reflect his views on life. „Life is not a glossy magazine, things are raw, we grow old, and get wrinkles; things get dirty not clean.“
As children we all start with a squiggle and those squiggles have a meaning to us. At first that squiggle is just that uncoordinated mark on any surface. As we grow older our perception changes squiggles are no longer accepted. We learn how to copy the world as we see it. What once was an unidentified mark has now become a house, tree or person. Timothy is taking a step back again. A tree for instance exists of many different lines and marks, take one out of context and it is no longer a tree. By singling out these lines and marks, he takes them out of their context.

Timothy works with oil colour, spray paint, gesso, linseed oil, oil stick, pastel, varnish, he even uses masking tape. He minimises, reduces, singles out. Examining the texture of his materials, he takes them apart, deconstructs only to place them (separately) back onto his canvas into an interactive meaningless jumble. Through this process he is trying to create new purpose for them.

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22221

oil, pastell, graphite, linseed & gesso on canvas
120 x 150 cm
2021







5221

oil, spray paint, linseed oil. tape & gesso on canvas
120 x 155 cm
2021







81220

oil, graphite, linseed oil. tape & gesso on canvas
120 x 155 cm
2020







10221

oil, graphite, oil stick, spray paint, tape & gesso on canvas
120 x 150cm
2021







8.7.20

Oil on Canvas
125 x 95 cm
2020






fading sunlight passing by 

Oil on Nettle
140 x 120 cm
2020







melting

Oil on Canvas
115x 100 cm
2020








cumulus dissolving

Oil and pencil on Canvas
110 x 95 cm
2020







71020

Oil  and pencil on Canvas
140 x 155 cm
2020 








300920

Oil  and pencil on Canvas
155 x 180 cm
2020 







71020 II

Oil  and pencil on Canvas
140 x 155 cm
2020 







10720

Oil and pencil on Canvas
140 x 120 cm
2020







120820

Oil on Canvas
140x 140 cm
2020







20420

Oil on Canvas
115 x 100 cm
2020







darling dearest

Oil on Canvas
140 x 115 cm
2020






big gulp

Oil on Canvas
120 x 110 cm
2020







head I from series talking heads
Videoinstallation, clay

2018






head II from series talking heads
Videoinstallation, clay

2018







untitled
2018
Insulationfoam, Wire & Newspaper
55 x 45 x 28cm











2 halves on one road
Videoinstallation, plastercast

2018