Klaus Killisch

My studio is my heaven and hell on earth.

What I do in one sentence: I transform my notion of zeitgeist into personal-punk-pop-collage-paintings.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: Doing artwork is the best I can imagine for myself.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: I try to turn my ideas as fast as they come into art.

Artists, I have on my watchlist (and why): Gustave Moreau, William Blake, Heinrich Füssli, Anselm Feuerbach… – I am always enthralled to look at their paintings and drawings. Duchamp is inspiring me too.

I am afraid of waking up and saying: I am not an artist.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: I’ld like to rest under an Egyptian seated sphinx with the words engraved: Dead Freaks Unite!

Klaus Killisch studied painting at the Art Academy in East-Berlin from 1981-1986. His work has been represented in many exhibitions of German Art including the Biennale in Venice, Sezon Museum of Art in Tokyo, Folkwang Museum in Essen (Germany), New National Gallery in Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Frankfurt. Killisch lives in Berlin.