Sitting nude with crossed arms
195 x 130 cm
oil on canvas
PICASSO – He takes a special position in the number of inspirations because he surprised me at a late age. Actually, the name and the work were synonymous with painting and being an artist.
I grew up with it. His constant presence made him unimportant in my daily quest.
One day, however, it's been a while, I stumbled upon a catalog at a flea market. It was one about his late work. And I was so incredibly surprised about his paintings. They were so energetic, so directly reduced without Picassopathos and artificial Kitsch.
I was absolutely fascinated.
Now I saw and understood that his topic was searching and finding over and over again.
So he intervened very lively in my thinking and he remains there as a daily conversation partner.
Steffen Schiemann, 2019
150 x110 cm
oil and marker on canvas
Steffen Schiemann (DE)
200 x 140 cm
mixed media collage