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Silk screen prints are handmade and printed on acid-free, aging resistant paper. Editions are strictly limited and include artist’s proves. All prints are signed an numbered, frames are not included. Prices include Tax and prints are shipped worldwide.

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  • On the day of the Corona Lock down in Germany, LAPIZ pasted the work “Life in Time of Corona” onto a billboard stand. It was a way to deal with the feeling of isolation and loneliness, showing a girl hugging herself, excluded from the world by a yellow tape symbolising the safety distance of 1.5 m. This screen print is special because it was printed on the most valuable things (during lock down): flour and toilet paper: Single sheets of toilet paper were glued using wheatpaste (a flour and water mixture) onto Fabriano Unica Paper. This unusual medium makes each print unique as the its texture affects the printing process. Details:
    • silk screen print on toilet paper glued (wheatpaste) onto 50 % Cotton Fabriano Unica paper 250 g/sqm.
    • Limited edition of 50 copies + 5 AP.
    • Size 42 x 30 cm.
    • All prints are signed, numbered, embossed and have a certificate.
    • limited edition of 50 copies (plus 3 artist proofs).
  • This hand-made screen print of the 'Climate Carousel' ('Klima-Karussell'), is an ironic take on the "task force" created by the German government to tackle the challenges of the climate emergency. First this motive was painted at an asylum close to Germany's capital Berlin, then also in Hamburg right opposite Facebook headquarters Germany.  As being one of the countries with the strongest economy in Europe its government was chosen as representatives of people in power failing to act when it is most needed. The writing on top of the carousel reads: "erlauben" (to allow), "ermöglichen" (to make possible) and "erleichtern" (to facilitate), which resembles the idleness of politicians towards regulating the economy - in this case the 5 biggest producers of CO2 in Germany (Lufthansa, RWE, BASF, Heidelberg Cement and VW). You can find more about the walls that I painted with this motive here. Details:
    •  silk screen print on 250 g/sqm Fabriano Unica paper
    •  30 x 42 cm
    •  limited edition of 50 copies (plus 3 artist proofs)
    •  signed, numbered and embossed
    •  certificate
  • I have been painting and/or publishing this motive every World Aids Day (1st of December) since 2008. Now, for the 10th year, I am publishing a limited edition risography with all the sale's proceeds being donated to the Red Cross Children's Hospital (where I used to work on HIV). More info about the project can be found here. Details:
    •  Two colour Risography on 170g/sqm Metapaper Extrarough Warm White
    •  30 x 42 cm
    •  limited edition of 100 copies (incl. 3 AP); signed and numbered
  • 'Google Heads' shows a transparent/glass head which is wearing dark sunglasses and blinders. The background colours are yellow, red, blue or green. If you would like to purchase an entire group of 4 prints with different backgrounds, please head over here for a discounted price.

    Description:

    The motive plays with two main ideas: On the one hand the loss of (online) privacy and sharing of personal information and on the other hand the creation of filter bubbles. A filter bubble can be described as a niche created by an algorithm filtering out all information that is assumed to be unwanted by the user. One’s online behaviour (reading of certain pages, liking or not-liking certain content) contributes to the definition of one’s own filter bubble. As reality is defined by what is perceived, these bubbles create the illusion one’s ideas are shared by everyone else (including ‘fake’ news).

    The creation of filter bubbles is achieved by bundling personal information entered in different services and sharing it with 3rd parties. The more is known from a user by a company, the easier it is to create filter bubbles and ultimately “offer” personalised results. This can be achieve by crawling through one’s emails for key words, or share one’s personal social contacts. Whatsapp for example shares phone contacts with its parent company Facebook. Google can access information such as social contacts and personal interests when searches are performed while being logged into one of its services (such as google+).

    These practices apply to many tech companies like Facebook, Yahoo and Google, the latter was used as a representative example for this motive, providing the distinctive colour code as background colours. The blinders reflect on Google’s practices to tilt the presented search results in favour of the niche and not of the most relevant one. This leaves people in their respective filter bubbles without them realising the world that diverts from their personal ideas. The tinted sunglasses represent Google’s engagement of censorship (for example in China) and blacklisting certain words that might generate controversial results such as ‘suicide’ which result in showing advertisement for revolving doors (also called suicide doors) instead of suicide prevention sites.

    The glass head shown in the motive represent the private and personal information shared by tech companies. To say it with the words of Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt: “True transparency and no anonymity” is the way of the internet.

    Details:
    • hand-made silk screen print on 190 g/sm Hahnemuehle paper
    • 42 x 30 cm
    • limited edition of 75 copies; signed, numbered and embossed
  • Maslow 3.0' is inspired by Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This theory of psychology describes reasons for human motivation such as safety, food/shelter, love/belonging or esteem. Here, the motivations of self-presentation are shown.

    At the bottom are three young men dressed up for their graduation (around 1900), when taking a picture was a special occasion and one had to sit still for some time. The Charleston dancers above are showing off their dance moves to the camera (1920/30). The hippies from Woodstock (1960ies) do not care or realise that a picture is being taken. Finally, the girl at the top of the pyramid seems to be only documenting herself. In the end the act of taking a picture has become its reason. I take a picture, therefore I am.

    Details:
    •  silk screen print on 190 g/sm paper
    •  hand-finished details make each print unique
    •  30 x 42 cm
    •  limited edition of 50 copies; signed, numbered and embossed
  • The painting is a combination of 7 different woman's faces. The women origin from all parts of the world: Polynesia, Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, Middle East.

    Two interesting scientific facts were the inspiration for this motive. On the one hand, a book by Brian Sykes called "The 7 daughters of Eve" in which he describes that all people currently living in Europe can map to only 7 common female ancestors. That means that instead of looking at the different countries and borders in Europe one can put these people together into only a handful of different families. Instead of dividing each other into “us” and “them”, we all merge into a big group of distantly related cousins. Furthermore, Sykes explained that these 7 daughters have also one common ancestor which he calls the mitochondrial Eve (as mitochondrial DNA mapping was used to investigate relationships). The more distant we look, it becomes obvious that every single living person today has one common ancestor shared with the people of all different parts of the world.

    Another interesting fact is a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen which revealed that all people who have blue eyes share a common ancestor which lived some 6.000-10.000 years ago. They figured this out by looking at the genetic mutation causing blue eyes and discovered that it was identical in all of their investigated subjects. This means that blue-eyed people from Northern Europe are related to blue-eyed people in China, Africa, and the Americas etc.

    The idea of the painting therefore is to show that we are all related, even if we look different because of the colour of our skin, the shape of our eyes or the language that we speak, we are closer to each other than we think making a self-identification based on borders and countries obsolete.

    Details:
    • silk screen print on 190 g/sm paper
    • 42 x 30 cm
    • limited edition of 65 copies; signed and numbered
  • A man is seen typing a message 'Another day in paradise' while ignoring the food falling out of a trash can strapped to his back. The print addresses the ignorance of people living in the industrialised world or so called "first" world. Observing from the outside it seems like paradise. People are well fed, there is education for everyone, good health systems, social nets, absence of wars, beautiful landscapes...

    Even though we produce enough food to feed the entire world, there are still close to 1 billion people starving worldwide. Huge quantities of edible food are thrown away. The reasons might be diverse, ranging from the odd fruit that does not look that nice anymore to farmers tossing tons of overproduced vegetables on the streets to protest  against foreign imports. In Germany, for example, which is often regarded as the forerunner of recycling and waste handling, 82 kg of edible food are disposed per person per year. Globally, it is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of food get wasted each year. Overproduction and food waste is not only a problem because of filling up landfills but the energy wasted to produce, transport and finally dispose of these foods.

    Details:

    • silk screen print on 190 g/sm  paper
    • 30 x 42 cm
    • limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered
  • The full set of 'Google Heads' with all four background colours. If you would like to purchase individual prints  of this motive please head over here (there is also a full description, what this motive is about). Details:
    • 4 handmade silk screen prints of the motive 'Google Heads' with background colours red, blue, yellow, green
    • printed on 190 g/sm Hahnemuehle paper
    • Size each print: 42 x 30 cm
    • Total edition of prints is limited to 75 copies
    • signed, numbered and embossed
  • 'Not 4 sale' deals with the subject of human trafficking. This does include sex trafficking, forced labor, forced marriage and extraction of organs, which are billion dollar activities for criminal organisations.

    I drew inspiration from many things I saw in Buenos Aires. Everywhere in the city are these little stickers advertising for prostitutes, big billboards of kids that have gone missing and I remember seeing a mural in the neighborhood of Colegiales, where a group of people had painted women behind bars.

    Due to the nature of the subject, this print is not for sale, instead I will add it to the sticker-packs.

    The part of the print showing the woman is done using a natural blend effect where different colours slowly blend into each other after each copy. Therefore, not one print is like the other. Details:
    •  silk screen pint on 220 g/sm paper
    •  10 x 11 cm
    •  limited edition of 280 copies; signed and numbered
  • ‘Terrorists’ plays with the propaganda of the word and addresses the loss of personal freedom. Every foreign citizen traveling on transit through the US has to provide a fingerprint scan. ‘Terrorists’ shows fingerprints with the faces of Nelson Mandela, Osama Bin Laden and an unknown individual with the word ‘Terrorist’ written underneath. To name someone a terrorist is very subjective. For most people, Mandela was a legend, a fighter for the ANC, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and President of South Africa, however, for the apartheid regime he most certainly was a terrorist who got locked up for decades. For the western world Bin Laden was a terrorist but for others he was not. In Central America one could buy T-Shirts with his face, these people were not Islamists but appreciated anyone who had ‘pissed-off’ the US. The borders between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are not clear and introducing a fingerprint scan might label an average man a terrorist. Details:
    • 3x silk screen print  on Hanhnemuehle Nostalgie paper 190 g/sm paper
    • Size each print: 30 x 42 cm
    • limited edition (of each individual print) 33 copies; signed and numbered
  • A small grey girl is splashing a big bucket of paint on pristine white paper. White walls say nothing; add some color to your wall. Details:
    • silk screen print and hand-colored color explosion (aquarelle) on Hanhnemuehle Allegretto paper
    •  42 x 60 cm
    • limited edition of 15 copies; signed and numbered
  • To date there are still thousands of young children employed in conflicts around the world. Children should be playing with balls not with guns. This one was originally sprayed on signs reading “no ballgames” at play grounds.

    Details:
    • silk screen print on 220 g/sm paper
    • 29 x 21 cm
    • limited edition of 50 copies; signed and numbered