Tim Cierpiszewski

My studio is the place where I invent things, where I combine things, where I remix pictures, where I work. I like it to work.

What I do in one sentence: I hope I do art.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: Making art is a proper job that, like no other job, relates to exactly what distinguishes humans from other living beings, from animals. The ability to create transformations, such as the transformation from an existing stone to a human-made hand ax. Making art is basically nothing more than celebrating this human ability over and over again. Therefore, art is not really purposeful, or rather the purposelessness of art enables it to refer to the human-like ability to transform.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: The work I’m currently doing, for which I have both the time and space and unfortunately too often, too little money.

Why I do what I do: Because I want to produce something that potentially goes beyond human life, although I naturally assume that we will be at least 453 years old.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): On my watchlist there are artists like Daniel Buren, Patrick Ireland respectively Brian O Doherty, Peter Halley, Richard Jackson, Karl Holmqvist, or Michel Majerus who influenced me the same as sprayer like CAN TWO, SAK ONE, SMOKE, COWBOY 69 or DAIM. Check out the pieces of Josef Albers, Christoph Bangert, Andrew Beck, Julia Bodamer, Ann Maria Bogner, Sery C., Craig Castello, Claudia Chaseling, Fredericke Feldmann, Sabiene Funke, Fiona Grady, Lynne Harlow, Julius Heinemann, Julio Herrera, Catrin Huber, Enrik Hüpeden, Gregor Hylla, Monika Jarecka, Franziska Klötzler, Zora Kreuzer, Achim Kobe, Clement Leigle, Andrea Lüth, Almira Medaric, Piet Mondrian Chrisl Mudrack, Bastian Muhr, Emre Mydan, Guido Nieuwendijk, Ingo Nussbaumer, Lydia Okumura, Christiane Rasch, Kay Rosen, Volker Saul, Antje Schiffers, Astrid Schindler, Christian Schwarzwald, Frank Stella, Gisbert Tönis, Nasan Tur, Jasper van der Graaf, Hannelore van Dijck, Marije Vermeulen, Arne Vester, Eva Weinert, Tilmann Wendland, Guido Winckler, Jens Wolf, Sol Le Witt, Elmar Zimmermann, Otto Zitko.

I am afraid of many things, but hey, i ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost, isn’t it? If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! If there’s something weird
and it don’t look good; who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost. I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost. If you’re seeing things running through your head; who can you call? Ghostbusters! An invisible man sleepin’ in your bed; ow, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost. I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! If you’re all alone pick up the phone and call. Ghostbusters! I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost. Ooh, I hear it likes the girls; hm, I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Mmm, if you’ve had a dose of a freaky ghost, baby. You better call. Ghostbusters! Ow! Lemme tell ya…

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: I don’t think about that. I have enough to do with the life.