Olympia

This series of paintings is based on photographs from a 1964 book on the Olympic Games in Innsbruck and Tokyo. The content of the images was modified, rearranged and heavily edited before I began painting. It was the second series on a consistent theme that I have started and it is currently still being expanded.

The thematical focus is on hints of intimacy around the events, apart from the competitive sport disciplines: the diners, the celebrations, ceremonies, personal interaction and the moments before and after the competition.


fair play
fair play
palimpsest
palimpsest
Olympia - Tribüne
Olympia – Tribüne
Candle stand
Candle stand, 120 x 180cm, oil on canvas, 2015 (Cardiff)
interview (Olympia)
pilot
the bath (Olympia)
the bath (Olympia)
Flagge
Flagge
Duell im Hinterhof
Duell im Hinterhof
Gewinner
Gewinner
Öl auf Leinwand, 30x40cm, 2013
mother daughter (Olympia)
pilot
pilot
„Schütze“, Olympia 1964. this screenprint is part of an edition of 10 prints in various colors.
The Olympic Games, 2015. ink on paper (DinA4)
The Olympic Games, 2015

cover-buch-olymic-games-1964_web
the original book of photographs, from which the series was started

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