Bernhard Rappold

My studio is where I want to spend most of my time. My habitat. Always too small no matter how big it is, I make it small with chaos, but the chaos again, I try to cultivate, like a little garden, so that the things there can grow to inspire me once again.

What I do in one sentence: Painting paintings, building guitar sculptures, making sound, and painting paintings again, and in between that, I do different things.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: I guess I never wanted to / out of luck.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: I dream of places & spaces to install and show my art. I do the works right now.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): Marie Aly – amazing painter. Shai Yehezkelli – great painter & dear friend. Anastasia Bay – I love her recent paintings. Felix Leon Westner – great performance artist, golden voice. Tschabalala Self – wonderful artist. Josep Maynou – beautiful soul. Carroll Dunham – I love his figurations. Felipe Talo – my brother. Katharina Höglinger – great painter. Carlos Vasconcelos – another brother, does best videos I know. Bill Traylor – just amazing.

I am afraid of many things, sometimes.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: I love you too!