It's my goal as an artist to expose uncertainty and to reveal faith.

I am driven by the idea of making contradictions of human existence more tangible and to reveal its inherent power.

Thus, I focus on an aesthetic that is disruptive and poetic, awkward and comforting.

 

In all of my creative work, I experiment with questions of how to navigate beyond the comfort zone and how to foster a mindset that is shaped by maintaining security within the insecurity.

My vision is to inspire people to question beauty (the known) and explore one's individual aesthetic (the unknown).
Simply said: Experience personal creative empowerment.

Some statements I find relevant:

Don't be afraid of contradictions !

Es liegt Hoffnung im Widerspruch !

It might be a good day to look a bit closer.

Protect pleasure.

Fokussiere das Element der Störung.

Opinion is not personal.

Die Wahrheit ist von unstetem Charakter.

There is no 'one' solution. Try again.

As an artist

I work with drawing, text and the spoken word (performance-lecture). My focus is on the topics ambivalence and contradiction of human emotions and actions. I believe in an insoluble nature-culture conflict in which human and animal traits are in a constant fire of attraction, rejection and alienation. An assumption that, in a digital world, raises questions of roots (nature, body, lust) and reorientation (culture, digitalization, satisfaction).

Which sensations, thoughts and perceptions are actually true, truthful or real today?

However, I also believe in a hidden moment of empowerment somewhere within this conflict of artificial attraction and longing for natural coherence.

© Stepha Schede 2020

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