While his expressive, figurative style of painting aligned him with the “Neue Wilde” (Young Wild Ones) artistic group at the beginning of the 1980s, his subsequent work has defied easy classification. He engages in a critical examination of the history of art in the 20th century, developing ever-new stylistic approaches and experimenting with a diverse range of materials.
1954 born in Krnov, today Czech Republic Republik
1968 escape to Germany
studies of fine art in Cologne, Frankfurt/Main, New York
member of artist's group Mülheimer Freiheit
visiting professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1983–1984)Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (1989) Summer University Amsterdam (1994) Gesamtschule Kassel (1994–1995)
lives and works in Berlin, Prague, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro