I returned to complete abstraction at the beginning of 2008.
I painted only a few representational artworks in 2008.
During that time I was intensively working on 'Saving the Alien Girl' which was composed of digital sculptings I did in ZBrush. Painting once more had to play the counterpart to my representational 3D models and I mainly used it to relax. However, I introduced 'The Wanderer' into some of my paintings in order to turn them into landscapes.
Towards the end of 2008 I felt a growing dissatisfaction with pure abstraction. I tried to turn my abstract paintings into at least half abstract scenes.
My last two paintings of 2008 began as abstract paintings and turned into representational scenes during the painting process. With that approach I reached a point that satisfied both my need for relaxation during painting as well as my wish to create scenes that tell a story in the representational world.
That completes my retrospective and I hope it was interesting for you to follow. Having sorted and revisited
my old artwork and having clarified certain developments to myself, I now feel better prepared for what
lies ahead. For that I promise you: the Journey has just began!