One of the first influences for my today art creations was probably 'Biene Maja' ('The Bee Maja'). I presume this, because I often draw insect characters like the one below. What I am not sure about is if I draw them because my mum liked Biene Maja or because I liked Biene Maja.
Certainly a major influence for my artwork are fairy tales, which I think as inner representation of what things we have to cope with in life, which is for example becoming an individual person.
I also was very interested in painting with Chinese ink and here animals in particular.
Further more I am fascinated by the Manga style, especially how they paint and draw people.
Altogether I painted a series of fairy tale illustrations.
I also love drawing and painting portraits in a rather realistic style. Naturally historical masters influenced me. a great deal.
Still much about portrait painting I learned from books about painting. Painting the Madonna was one of the most fascinating exercises.
But again literature stirred my imagination, like for example J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the movies made from this books.
These impacts resulted in a series of portrait paintings from characters from the Harry Potter films.
Additionally I am an eager photographer, but it is nothing else than nature itself that inspires me most to take pictures and learn how to improve the quality via technology. This way I can share what I deeply feel when going through nature.
Concerning videos I am certainly influenced by the experimental film genre of my time, although it is difficult to produce similar videos after movies like "Der Himmel über Berlin" (Wings of Desire) or "Die Blechtrommel" (The Tin Drum).
However I want to show you two of my recently produced little videos.
There are certainly more sources that influenced my art style like teachers and the adventures in life, but the above is already a pretty accurate representation of guidance I had so far.