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  • Dating Apps suggest that they will find us a partner for life, true love and thus an exit from our lonely existence. We are looking and finding, we are matches and we collect these short moments of self-confidence. Maybe it is a small boost to be so popular but it is over too quickly - we need the next high and the illusion to only be able to be happy together.

    A smaller and simpler version can be found here. Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper and framed
    • 63 x 83 cm
    • framed
    • Signed, certificate
  • Foyel was the last of the chiefs fighting against the genocide against indigenous tribes led by the president of Argentina. While Foyel seems to be forgotten in Argentina’s history, the same president’s face still adorns the 100 pesos bill. The colourful background is made of the whipala which is the traditional flag of the indigenous tribes of what is now Argentina.

    Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper
    • 63 x 63 cm
    • framed
    • Signed with certificate
  • The portraits of Donald Trump and Barrack Obama were inspired by a Russian propaganda poster showing Stalin, Lenin and Trotzki.

    Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper and framed
    • 73 x 53 cm
    • framed
    • Signed, certificate
  • The icon for the disciples of Apple, iPod, iPad, iPhone etc. Every time a new version is launched the disciples are waiting in front of the store as if the messiah is returning. Steve Jobs was a hippie and Buddhist or a capitalistic sociopath? A laughing Buddha with a halo made out of apples? No problem for people who treat this company like a religion. Steve Jobs would be proud. This motive is also available as limited edition silk screen print and painted on canvas.

    Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper and framed
    •  53 x 73 cm
    • framed
    • Signed, with certificate
  • Edward Snowden is shown wearing a halo that resembles a WiFi signal. It is used as a metaphor both for his ongoing presence as an expert on surveillance and sharing his knowledge to what extend personal data is being monitored by our governments. The halo addresses his acting as a result of moral values and consciousness which resulted in huge sacrifices and profoundly changing his life.

    Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper
    • 53 x 73 cm
    • framed
    • Signed, with certificate
  • 500 years since Martin Luther nailed a poster on a church door in East Germany. But it is also important to remember some other words he muttered in his many books. In “On the Jews an their lies” he demands to burn the synagogues and houses of Jews. About the peasants and their revolt against the (feudal) hierarchy he said they deserve death of body and soul as any hierarchy is god-given, described in is book “Against the Murderous, Thieving Hordes of Peasants“.

    In this motive, Luther is shown blind-folded as a metaphor for his antisemitism and his views on the peasents’ struggle for more freedom. The symbolism is taken from the antisemitic depiction of the syonagoga (the female personification of Judaism) on medieval churches. There, she is always shown blindfolded to symbolise that Jews never would recognize Jesus Christ as their messiah.

    Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper
    • 73 x 53
    • framed
    • Signed, with certificate
  • The motive was created for the 85th birthday of Victor Jara. He is one of the best known poets, musician and political activist in Chile who supported then president Salvador Allende and the Unidad Popular. Their colours are red, black, white, blue and were used for this picture. The quote ‘deja la vida volar’ (let life fly) is taken from Jara’s song with the same name. Victor Jara was murdered on the 16th of September 1973 by Augusto Pinochet’s henchmen.

    Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper.
    • 73 x 53 cm
    • framed
    • Signed, with certificate
  • The motive shows the Russian president Vladimir Putin kissing Vladimir Putin. The colours are those of the rainbow flag and it has the words ‘One Love’ in Cyrillic. It addresses Putin’s narcissism and even more the homophobic tendencies supported by the Russian government, and thus has been created during 2018, the year of the FIFA soccer World cup in Russia.

    Details:
    • Hand-cut stencils of from multiple coloured sheets of thick paper. Mounted on Bristol paper.
    • 73 x 53
    • framed
    • Signed, with certificate
  • The first time I painted this motive I was in Canada flying out to Mexico the next week. As I had to stop in the USA on transit I needed a visa and for that I had to provide a finger print scan. This got me thinking about the word 'terrorist', the propaganda that it carries and the loss of personal freedom when providing a scan.

    This work 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:
    • 3 individual pieces
    • Hand cut stencil glued onto black colored wood panel
    • Size each piece: 40 x 61 cm
    • Unique copy of Mandela, Bin Laden, Average Joe each signed with date
    • these works will be shipped flat