In this blog we will share with you our vision of beauty, balance, harmony.

As Mark Leach writes in his book Raw Colour with Pastels: “Sound is all around us, and it is musicians who refine that sound into something of beauty. As a painter, I have always felt that my purpose is to craft colour in a similar way, to see through the confusion and seek harmony and beauty.”

And we add: Words, fragments of sentences, spoken noise is all around us, and Ken arranges words in such a way as to capture beauty in the accidental, the ambient soundtrack of life.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Paradise Revisited

untitled trees 38,5 x 28,5 cm oil sticks and oil pastels

Und ich experimentiere weiter mit meinen Ölfarben. Ich finde es wirklich gut, dass die Ölfarben und die Ölpastelle kompatibel sind - wenn man die Geduld hat zu warten bis das Öl einigermaßen trocken ist.

I keep experimenting with my oil colors. It is great that the oil sticks and the oil pastels are compatible - if you find the patience to wait for a while until the oil is more or less dry.

A "paradise" that was once our home - San Francisco c/o Karin Goeppert

Our most recent "paradise": Berlin-Kreuzberg c/o Karin Goeppert


From a window in paradise you see an elegant girl
running into the courtyard. Three elephants and their
white garbed handler soon follow. There is no sense of danger
but it is crowded. Ignoring the others—the bowlers, the fat
lady about to sing—she walks over to the marble well and
putting face into hands starts to cry. You feel it must be
the mediocrity of life—obtuse, tacky, badly lit
day time TV life—that’s making her sad. But then what is  
the upside? A cantata sung in Leipzig perhaps. A Tuscan landscape.
How about crème brulet served by a bewitching angel? For some people    
uncomplicated couplings in culs-de-sac do the trick. Just look upwards,
amigo, this season the girls are very tall indeed. Angelic witches. They look
right through you. No wonder you are under water half the time, 
scrubbing obsessively, trying to get that smell of need off your skin.

 Hotel California - The Eagles

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