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Himalayas

My first trip to Nepal happened because of the film project Jimi Hendrix Don't be late in August 2000. (Go to PDF)
For my diploma piece, I produced my first drawn travel narrative for this work, by Tilicho Lake in Mustang, 2001.
In 2004 I travelled to the region of Khumbu in Nepal, to see the home of the Sherpas and the Cho Oyu from the south; directly afterwards, I travelled with three mountaineer friends of mine to Tibet, to the base camp at the Cho Oyu; here, I was able to study the northern aspect of the mountain.
In 2006 I made another film project; I wanted to document the youth scene in  Kathmandu. I got caught up in the political unrest at that time and so I also observed the breaches in society, which led to radically advancing modernization in Nepal, although it was also necessary, of course.
During my total of seven trips to the Himalayas, I learnt everything needed to ensure that life in the open air, being out and about, remains congenial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Everest
Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 cm, 2013

Many paintings do not emerge until later. Aided by my studies and notes, however, I am able to call up my own memories. And usually, I need the distance before I can paint the actual paintings. The physical effort while painting at a high altitude and the intensity of such stays temporarily suspend theoretical concepts. You really do live in the proverbial moment, with all its advantages and disadvantages. In occupied Tibet, the situation was particularly awful for the natives. It was not until three years after the journey that I had sufficient inner distance to tell the story.

     

Some works

   
 
Study of Everest
Gouache on Nepal paper, 47 x 73 cm, 2013
  Missing
Khumbu, pencil on paper, 21 x 15 cm, 2004
 
Bhandar
Solu, pencil on paper, 21 x 30 cm, 2009
  Bushes near Bhandar
Solu, watercolour on paper, 21 x 30 cm, 2009
 
Taboche Ri
Khumbu, gouache on paper, 50 x 70 cm, 2004
 

Ama Dablam
Khumbu, oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm, 2009

 
Tramserku
Khumbu, pencil on paper, ca. 24 x 26 cm, 2004
  Sherpas on the Path to Island Peak
Khumbu, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2003
     

From the series Lost Horizon - Jurney to Tibet

   
 
Collective frame 1, 107 x 127 cm
Oil painting 2007, 3 studies 2004
  Collective frame 2, 107 x 127 cm
Oil painting 2007, text graphics 2007, 3 studies 2004
 
Tibetan Houses
Watercolour on paper, 30 x 42 cm, 2004
  Study of Glacier
Gouache/oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm, 2007
 
Cho Oyu North Aspect
Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm, 2007
  Tibetans in Camp
Gouache/oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2007
 
Lalung La
Pencil on paper, 50 x 70 cm, 2007
  Tibetan Distance
Oil on canvas, 100 x 160 cm, 2007
     
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