Teufelssee

panorama, 7 large charcoal drawings on nettle cloth, together 2,6 x 24,4m (8.5x80ft)
Splash Beach- Venus Beach- Fuck Wood- Float- Dragon Wood- Christopher Beach- Shiva Shakti Beach

The drawings are based on the theme of "Teufelsee," a small lake in the middle of the forest Grunewald in Berlin. The area draws a wide range of people looking to bathe in the sun or swim in the water. Although „Teufelssee“ means „Devil's Lake," it has also become a "Garden of Eden." Young families bring their kids. Skinny full bearded hipsters lay side by side with a couple of chubby skinheads. Lesbians kiss in front of a group of young men trying to cure their hangovers. An allover tattooed mother breastfeeds her newborn child, while a middle-aged man snore in the sun and a couple of young girls discuss their recent love affairs. Everybody is nude, relaxed and peacefully enjoying life. No restrictions exist. No aggressions occur. Teufelsee is a place where the soul of Berlin is breathing, and one can feel how wide and open the heart of Berlin has become. 

Exhibitions

Teufelssee | Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main. ,
Teufelssee | Antebellum Gallery, Hollywood Los Angeles USA,
Teufelssee | Projectspace Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York City USA,
Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main
Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt/Main
Teufelssee Dec 29th 2014
First Sketch
Charcoal 30 x 30cm
Float in progress (Studio Berlin)
Charcoal on Canvas 260 x 460cm
Teufelssee Eden at Kunstverein Familie Montez
Teufelssee Eden at Kunstverein Familie Montez
Float
Charcoal on Canvas 260 x 460cm
Reiterkampf (sketch)
Reiterkampf (sketch)
Charcoal 30x30cm
Teufelssee in progress photo: Marc Kuper
Teufelssee in progress photo: Marc Kuper
Christopher Beach photo: Ludger Paffrath
Christopher Beach photo: Ludger Paffrath
Charcoal on Canvas 260x320cm
Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Shiveshakti Beach | photo Ludger Paffrath
Shiveshakti Beach | photo Ludger Paffrath
Charcoal on Canvas 260 x 320cm
Visitors
Visitors
Dragon Tattoo (detail)
Charcoal on Canvas
New Paper (detail)
New Paper (detail)
Charcoal on Canvas
Opening Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Opening Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Sunende anfangteufelssee
Sunende anfangteufelssee
Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Dragonwood photo Ludger Paffrath
Dragonwood | photo Ludger Paffrath
Charcoal on Canvas 260 x 320cm
Dragon (detail)
Dragon (detail)
Charcoal on Canvas
Splash (detail)
Splash (detail)
Splash Beach | photo Ludger Paffrath
Splash Beach | photo Ludger Paffrath
Charcoal on Canvas 260 x 320cm
Venusbeach photo Ludger Paffrath
Venus Beach | photo Ludger Paffrath
Charcoal on Canvas 260 x 320cm
Fuckwood | photo Ludger Paffrath
Charcoal on Canvas 260 x 360cm
Antebellum Gallery, LA
Antebellum Gallery, LA
Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYC
Antebellum Gallery, LA
Antebellum Gallery, LA