Holger Triltsch


Bankside Gallery: Rising Artists, Jackson's Painting Prize 2023
Acrylic, Ink, Pen, Pencil
25 x 25 cm


“As a little boy I loved to draw while sitting in front of my grandfather´s gigantic wooden desk. I drew everything around me for example stones, mussles, buttons, coins, plants, birds and clouds. This was my own way to discover the world. Now, five decades later, I still draw and paint with the same fascination observing the inexhaustible wealth of forms and colours in our world. Last week I was impressed by the shimmering light on an old leather sofa, yesterday I marvelled at the beauty of wrinkled skin around the eyes of a woman and today I was amused by the flock of crows fighting over a walnut. Thus every day I find new motifs for the next drawing or painting. Then, working on it, I combine different techniques from drawing and painting as well as themes from classical mythology and the Renaissance taking into account my own experiences and perspectives.“