Painting

Landscape Painting

Norderney Beach, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2017
Norderney Beach, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2017
Lange Anna and Helgoland, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2017
Lange Anna and Helgoland, oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2017
Australian Wild Horses, oil on canvas, 63 x 80 cm, 2017
Australian Wild Horses, oil on canvas, 63 x 80 cm, 2017

INDIA

Holstein Fresian

oil on canvas

55 x 75 cm

2017

Sacred Cow

oil on canvas

35 x 45 cm

2017


Cattle in Mythology

 Due to the multiple benefits from cattle, there are varying beliefs about cattle in societies and religions. In some regions, especially Nepal and most states of India, the slaughter of cattle is prohibited and their meat may be taboo.

 

Cattle are considered sacred in world religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, and others. Religions in ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Israel, ancient Rome, and ancient Germany held similar beliefs.

 

 

  

Sacred Cows

 

In Hinduism cows are thought to be sacred, or deeply respected. Hindus do not worship cows, although they are held in high esteem. The reason has to do with cows' agricultural uses and gentle nature. Hindus rely heavily on cows for dairy products, for tilling fields, and for dung as a source of fuel and fertilizer. So, cows are seen as a 'caretaker' or maternal figure. One Hindu Goddess is usually shown in the form of a cow: Bhoomi (ভূমি). She represents the Earth.

 

Most Hindus respect cows for their gentle nature. This represents the main teaching of Hinduism, which is do no harm to an animal. Cows also represents butter (ghee) and strength. Cows are honored in society and many Hindus do not eat beef. In the majority of Indian states it is illegal to eat or possess beef. There is a festival to thank cows for serving farmers for agriculture, This festival is called as "Mattupongal" which is one among the four days of the grand Indian festival called the Pongal which is completely focused on thanking each and every agricultural implement.

 

As the sheep is to Christianity, the cow is to Hinduism. Lord Krishna was a cowherd, and the bull is depicted as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Today the cow has almost become a symbol of Hinduism.

 

Because the cow is respected as a sacred animal, it's allowed to roam unharmed, and they are pretty used to the traffic and the rhythm of the city.

 

As opposed to the West, where the cow is widely considered as nothing better than walking hamburgers, in India, the cow is believed to be a symbol of the earth - because it gives so much yet asks nothing in return.

 

 

 

History of the Holy Cow

 

The cow was venerated as the mother goddess in the early Mediterranean civilizations. The cow became important in India, first in the Vedic period (1500 - 900 BCE), but only as a symbol of wealth. For the Vedic man cows were 'the "real life" substratum of the goods of life', writes JC Heesterman in The Encyclopedia Of Religion, vol. 5.

 

 

 

Varkala Cliff in Kerala, oil on canvas, 35 x 45 cm, 2018
Varkala Cliff in Kerala, oil on canvas, 35 x 45 cm, 2018

Portrait Painting

Nobel Peace Price laureates

 


Michelle Obama

oil on canvas

70 x 75 cm

2020

Bruce Springsteen

oil on canvas

70 x 75 cm

2019

Patti Scialfa

oil on canvas

75 x 70 cm

2019


Melinda Gates

oil on canvas

70 x 75 cm

2020

Michael R. Bloomberg

oil on canvas

75 x 70 cm

2020

Jeff Bezos

oil on canvas

75 x 70 cm

2020

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

oil on canvas

75 x 120

2020

The Portrait T-Shirt Collection

 

 

Veronika with the veil

El Greco, 1580

Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo


The Portrait T-Shirt Collection is a row of handpainted portraits of well-known personalities on customary T-Shirts.

 

This is a preliminary total of twelve pieces for visualiuzing the idea.

 

The project is built as a bridge towars several other joint projects, but first of all is conceived for examining religious picture language like the

 

catholic myth around the VEIL OF VERONICA as a try to translate it into modern language.

 

The VEIl OF VERONICA is a christian relikt telling the story of a woman, who handed a piece of cloth to Jesus on his way to the crucifiction, for

 

letting him clean his face from sweat, blood and dirt. After having returned this veil, there was an imprint of Jesus face to be seen on it.

 

Through the centuries many artist have been picking this out as a central theme in their work and today the VEIl OF VERONICA can still be viewed

 

once a year on a balcony of the Peters Dome in Rome.

 

Portrait T-Shirt Bill Gates

acrylic on jersey shirt

25 x 30 cm

2019


Abstract Painting

tunnel vision, oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm, 2002-2004
tunnel vision, oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm, 2002-2004
mars, oil on canvas, 75 x 85 cm, 2002
mars, oil on canvas, 75 x 85 cm, 2002
orbit, oil on canvas, 75 x 85 cm, 2001
orbit, oil on canvas, 75 x 85 cm, 2001
solar system, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm, 2000-2002
solar system, oil on canvas, 120 x 150 cm, 2000-2002

fetus, oil on burlap, 120 x 150 cm, 2000