Biography

Born in March 1963Biography images

Six years childhood in Pottendorf

 

Older brother of two sisters
Smell of wood, sawdust and paint from father’s joinery
The noise of machines, hammering, sawing, screwing, varnishing

Four years primary school in Pottendorf

 

A freckled ginger head
Too thin ... the adults say
Unwanted lunch boxes disappear inexplicably
Biking cross country
Scrapping, fighting ... and, of course, school

Four years at the Salesians of Don Bosco School in Unterwaltersdorf

At the weekends and in the holidays
Roaming through the woods of Roseggers Styrian homeland

Five years technical college for interior design in Mödling

Practice ... hours of ... practice ...
Working with the joiner’s tools and the draughtsman’s utensils
Final exam

One year in Kuwait at Najeeb al Mutawa co.w.ll.

 

The orient and its blaze of colours and riches
and manifold duties and tasks as interior designer
exhibition and office designs
furnishing and objects

Back home - Military service

 

six weeks basic training
six months draughtsman and painter
decoration of the officers’ mess with abstract watercolours

Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Nine terms in Gustav Peichls masterclass
One year in Finland - Scholarship of the Ministry of Education

High up north
Half a year of darkness, half a year of daylight
Easel next to sleeping bag … a lot of time to study ...
One year ... a lot of time to travel … places, people

 

1990 Graduation, Master Class Award

 

And in between
If time permits... and even if it doesn’t
educational trips
to Spain, France, the USA, Morocco, Egypt, ...
and other journeys … work as well

Primeval forests and torrents, salmon and black bear, … sheer wilderness
guiding jobs at Walter Ernsts lodge on the Queen Charlotte Islands, BC, Canada

 

For more than twenty years now ... the so-called serious part of life
Architecture . Painting

Member of staff at Peichl & Partner Architects . The office rooms converted into an art gallery

Objects and wall decoration in public buildings

Construction of own studio and remodelling of the house in Pottendorf

 

1850 slowly turns 2000

 

Graduation to State-certified Architect
Wedding
Cooperation with Christoph Karl from 1993 to 2000

Architectural objects in Austria

Residential buildings and senior residences
Numerous prizes and awards

Cooperation with Chen Limin from 1998 onwards
Several months a year in China

International competitions for urban development, residential buildings, design of public space, objects and paintings in Shen Yang, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanking and Shou Zuo - Peoples Republic of China

At present - living and working in Pottendorf

 

thinking ... musing ... re-living ...
developing ... changing ... renewing ...
with pencil, brush and colour
sometimes even with hammer, chisel and heavy tools
new works of art grow out of the richness of everyday life