Jürgen Tarrasch – Artist Statement
I often think about what I visualize in my mind and what I reflect back in the form of my artwork. For me, nature – universally present – is the archetype and the vehicle through which I interpret my ideas.
I think about my observations of the simple elements of nature, for example branches, leaves, and vines. I have always been interested in redefining these elements using rough geometric shapes and lines as a way to transfer my thoughts to brushstrokes on canvas or paper.
To enhance the composition and reflect both the freshness and the withering of nature, I often use paints that I mix myself using dry pigments. It is the pattern of repetitive images, placed at different angles next to each other, and in different sizes and colors, that gives a sense of movement in my work.