Currently I paint artists, e.g. visual artists, singers, performers, actors and writers, for a series called “Persona”. Starting with a photo I take of each artist, I try to explore the field between their public image and a more private, real “me” of them. The artist’s personality and my intuition set the frame and help me choosing a painting technique. I understand these paintings as a kind of “painted snapshot” – a short moment which reveals a hidden or not well-known facet of the artist and thus inviting the beholder to take a closer look.