Dignity of Man

A piece for 3-channel moving canvas and sound.

Dignity of Man is a tribute to a young man who, at the age of 24, in 1486/87, wanted to invite scholars from European universities to discuss human freedom: Pico della Mirandola (1463 – 1494. His opening speech “Oration on the Dignity of Man” was never given by him, but today it is one of the most famous texts of the Renaissance.

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Moving Canvas | DvD-version

1_channel, 29′ 48” | Spoken Words: Amy Evans

Dignty of Man | Anatomisches Theater,Berlin

The piece was premiered as a 1-channel video installation in cooperation with the Laptoporchester Berlin on July 12, 2006 at the Anatomisches Theater (Langhansbau) in Berlin.
Review: Berliner Zeitung | Feuilleton (german)
Text: Civilized Meditation | Angelika Sommer (german)

The Need for Renewal

wallapplication: oil, stone tape, net material on canvas, approx. 260 cm x 220 cm | 1000 photos


exhibition views | Andreas Reinsch Project, Berlin

Indeterminate Image

digital print, acrylic paint, foil, tape, mirror, 110 cm x 420 cm

More images from the exhibition “Transnaissance_No.2” here as PDF-View

from the Series: Dignty of Man

Collages on Paper (mixed media), each: 70 cm x 50 cm

Secureness is cristall clear

oil, polaroid-foto, digital print, tape, bed sheet on alu di bond, 200 cm x 360 cm

Enhanced Performance | Preacher

butterfly box, digital prints, silkscreen print on glass, acrylic paint, dissecting needles, 36 cm x 48 cm x 5 cm

Enhanced Performance

Studio View | l: Enhanced Performance | r: Beautiful Hands | each silkscreen printig, foils, woodden frame, laquer on canvas


Studio View | silkscreen printing, foil, digital print, tape on canvas

From their mother’s womb | What ever form

each: silkscreen printing, oil, foil on canvas, approx. 220 cm x 140 cm


wallapplication: oil, graphite, Voalstoff on canvas, approx. 220 cm x 280 cm

-> other works from Futur II (Dignity of Man).pdf

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The Mirandola Series

each: transparent paper, wax, acrylic paint on canvas, 42 cm x 29,7 cm – 2019

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The Doubling of Vision

Moodboard, 200 cm x 300 cm

The works from the series Human Image juxtaposes details from Giotto’s frescoes of the Capella Scrovegni with contemporary images from advertising, science and everyday life.

The symbol of the aureole is often placed as an integral detail or across all formats on the works, which are usually produced as individual pieces using the silk-screen printing process. In these works, the aureole takes on the meaning of a placeholder that raises questions about the current position of man and his vitality.

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from the series: Human Image

each: silksreen print, oil on canvas, 220 cm x 180 cm / silkscreen print on paper, 100 cm x 70 cm

Exhibition views

Andreas Reinsch Project, Berlin 2017

:: Human Image (Loving the Alien).pdf

Last Judgement

l: silkscreen printing, watercolor glaze on canvas (diff. sizes)
r: LED-lightbox, digital print, lacquer (front – diff. sizes | draft)

Golden Gate

l: silkscreen printing, watercolor glaze on canvas (diff. sizes)
r: LED-lightbox, digital print, goldleaf (back – diff. sizes | draft)

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… the ten paintings are still portraits, however strange that sounds. They thematize, they allegorize man as pure potentiality, as that which remains of him if one removes all narcissism, …

Christian Kupke: The „Grund“ picture cycle by Detlef Günther, Berlin, March 2017 – Read the entire text HERE.

Grund 1 | 2 | 3

each: oil on canvas, 220 cm x 180 cm

Grund 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

each: oil on canvas, 160 cm x 120 cm

Grund 10 | The Power to Believe

Christian Kupke, Versionen des Denkens. Version I: Enttäuschendes Denken – Berlin 2021, S. 99-101
Read the excerpt from the text (german/english) HERE

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