Yes! Thank you very much for this website. It is as if things I have seen, thought about and worked on have partially come to life!
I am an artist , a painter based in Germany ( at this point I must excuse my English- it s a bit rusty maybe).
I see my works as storys. They emerge from memory fragments, imagination and different time contexts.
While painting I have the idea of being able to hold on to or even stop time on the image carrier by creating an everlasting ambivalence of rigidity (the medium itself does not move) and movement (the way of painting). At that I open a timeframe in order to tell the same story in different connexions.
The idea of time, how it is untouchable, how one experiences it so differently and knowing it is limited. How moments seem to recur, the past forms the present so all is connected gives me solace but also riddle which I try to solve with painterly manipulation. Knowing that I am totally aware of my incompetence of doing so, nonetheless I imagine that I could.
By using memory and making things up I pretend to be able to jump back and forth through time and see things how and when I want to see them.
I believe stories are very powerful and the core of mostly everything.... they can set minds on fire, be a (are the?) cause of inner drive. ... It is really great to see its importance and presence being recognized and discussed on so so many levels.