Triangle, square and circle.

Untitled, 2012, mixed media on canvas, 180 x 200 cm

6 Questions to DAG

German artist, living and working in Berlin.

What is your art about?

I am a painter. Since my studies at the art academy I deal with abstract-geometric patterns. I’m influenced by Kasimir Malevich or Wassily Kandinsky who mark the starting point of my abstract paintings and murals. Also the special atmosphere in Berlin after the fall of the wall 1989/90 as well as the political upheaval and the new upcoming avant-garde had an impact on my art works. I’m constantly developing the subject of geometric elements like the triangle, square and circle. My paintings are vibrant and flooding over the canvas and into the room.

What is fertiliser for your work?

I’m not proficient in working with the computer or digital media.
I draw my inspiration from simple structures that I find in urban settings and in nature.
This might be a stair railing, the growth of a tree or a car sticker.

Who or what has recently impressed you?

Pal Dardai.

Have a beer with an artist of your choice? Whom?

Ai Wei Wei – I met him by chance when he was eating a grilled sausage in Berlin on Alexanderplatz. I was a bit amused. I think with him one can find easily common ground without exaggerated artistic pathos.

What would you do with five euro found in the streets?

Recently I found 50 Euro and bought a good bootle of whisky.

Snow or rain? 

Warm summer rain.

Untitled, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 180 x 200 cm

DAG in his studio. (© Marcus Kaiser)

Detail. (© Marcus Kaiser)

Untitled, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 140 x 140 cm

Untitled series, mixed media on wood, 30 x 30 cm

Untitled series, mixed media on wood, 30 x 30 cm

Untitled, 2014, mixed media on canvas, 50 x 50 cm

Detail. (© Marcus Kaiser)

At work. (© Ian Stenhouse)

Untitled, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 80 x 80 cm


All images © DAG Berlin

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