Unread Mail

Oil on canvas, 120x75cm, 2014-2018

Every day I get mail that I don't look at closely, mostly publicity. I open it, glance at it, and then put it on the pile of recycling paper. I realized how many resources are involved in this communication: someone fabricated this paper, someone wrote this text, someone took this photograph, someone made this layout, someone printed this, someone put this paper in this envelope, and someone brought it to my mailbox.

During the year of 2015 I have been collecting my unread mail in monthly piles. Instead of regarding it as waste - what I usually do - I honor it in portraits.

Januar 2015

Januar 2015

Februar 2015

Februar 2015

März 2015

März 2015

April 2015

April 2015

Mai 2015

Mai 2015

Juni 2015

Juni 2015

Juli 2015

Juli 2015

August 2015

August 2015

September 2015

September 2015

Oktober 2015

Oktober 2015

November 2015

November 2015

Dezember 2015

Dezember 2015



Three paintings were shown in may 2015 in the Westbeth Gallery in New York City.

November 2014

November 2014

Dezember 2014

Dezember 2014

Januar 2015

Januar 2015