In spring 2019, I was able to spend two months in Japan. Since then, I have been working on various projects related to the many impressions I brought back home.
These include several collaborations with Nagasaki-based artist David Atwood. We had planned parallel exhibitions at CAP House in Kobe for spring 2020. However, due to Corona, they had to be cancelled. For my show I had made an extensive group of large watercolors, which I now hope will be shown in Japan at a later date. (In June 2021 some of them were part of my exhibition "Japan Connection" at Galerie Herold Bremen).
In February/March 2020, David and I developed a series of 42 collaborative drawings called "Visual Dialogue". They were made into a Leporello, which was self-published in a small edition.
In September 2020, we were able to collaborate at a distance on a room installation for a large group exhibition at Ikasu Villa on MT Rokko in Kobe. I made 2 pencil drawings that were reproduced as wallpaper, and David made sculptures and floor paintings.
Since January 2021, we have been working together on a new drawing book. It will consist of drawings that each of us made on the same days in 2021.