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Michael Rosskothen
German

I do consider the result of my creations with a view to continuous readiness to take a new approach concerning contents as well as concerning the plethora of techniques and materials used by me. For me, art is a platform of understanding, not on the level of every day communication but of innovative and unpredictable shapes. In my works, spontaneity has priority over construction, inspiration over regularity. What prevails in my work is objective painting. This form of painting is good painting as long as it is only so in an abstract sense. A figure or a tree do not make a good picture just because a figure or a tree are visible. What counts is the interplay of lines and colours. This creates expressiveness. For me, this is the very basis of painting.

Michael Rosskothen


Without title
1981 (78 Kb); Aquarelle on paper (12 x 9 in);
 
Without title
1992 (75 Kb); Oil on Canvas (84 x 68 in);
 
End of Standstill
1993 (93 Kb); Oil on Canvas (78 x 66 in);
 
Antecedents
1993 (86 Kb); Oil on canvas (80 x 60 in);
 
Disguise in the sky
1993 (105 Kb); Oil on Canvas (84 x 68 in);
 
Double life
1994 (123 Kb); Oil on Canvas (84 x 72 in);
 
NYC nude
1996 (91 Kb); Oil on Canvas (84 x 84 in);
 
Never Never Land
1996 (101 Kb); Oil on Canvas (84 x 68 in);
 
Without title
1996 (71 Kb); Charcoal and pastel on paper (18 x 14 in);
 
Greed, envy and malevolence
1996 (101 Kb); Charcoal and pastel on paper (22 x 13 in);
 
Ships in New York
1996 (101 Kb); Charcoal and pastel on paper (17 x 11 in);
 
Art comes to New York
1996 (102 Kb); Charcoal and pastel on paper (17 x 12 in);
 
Island of the siren
1997 (106 Kb); Oil on Canvas (11 x 8 in);
 
Beelzebub, Lord of the flies
2003 (109 Kb); Oil on Canvas (72 x 84 in);
 
A genius serves a little breakfast
2005 (84 Kb); Oil on Canvas (80 x 64 in);
   
Conception of the world I
2005 (101 Kb); Oil on Canvas (80 x 64 in);
 
Near Arles Vincent van Gogh carves a form from over courage into a tree
2007 (138 Kb); Charcoal and pastel on paper (11,2 x 8 in);
 
Me with small fishes or the unbound Prometheus
2007 (165 Kb); Oil on Canvas (96 x 84,4 in);
 
Object and Landscape
2008 (87 Kb); Oil on Canvas (80 x 64 in);
 
The Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
2008 (92 Kb); Oil on Canvas (80 x 64 in);
 
Industrial Revolution
2008 (99 Kb); Oil on Canvas (80 x 64 in);
 
Harmonious Picture Composition (Form and Color)
2009 (111 Kb); Oil on Canvas (84 x 72 in);
 
East River Ritual
2010 (128 Kb); Charcoal and pastel on paper (20 x 8 in);
 
Bergamo
2011 (108 Kb); Charcoal and pastel on paper (16 x 12 in);
 
Schöne Götterlust (Altarpiece with girl and Gargoyles)
2012 (146 Kb); Pencil on paper (13 x 10 in);
 
Head of the family with offspring (The divine order)
2015 (108 Kb); Pencil on paper (22 x 15 in);
 
Epicenter
2015 (86 Kb); Pencil on paper (16 x 7 in);
 
The hands of the artist
2015 (100 Kb); Pencil on paper (15 x 11 in);
 
Die Engelmachermaschine (The profiteers of the war)
2015 (134 Kb); Pencil on paper (13 x 8 in);
 
Clash Of The Titans or the evil spirit of the German people
2015 (151 Kb); Pencil on paper (18 x 11 in);
 
A picture for the whole family
2015 (188 Kb); Pencil on paper (13 x 15 in);
 
Die Geister, die sie rufen
2015 (86 Kb); Pencil on paper (11 x 7 in);

Personal Data
  • born in Bochum (Germany)
  • active as free-lance painter since 1990
  • study stays in New York since 1996
  • artistically active since 1980
  • I am an autodidact
  • I live and work in Bochum (Germany)
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Michael Rosskothen, Dirschauer Str. 11, 44789 Bochum, Germany, All Rights Reserved, Copyright © 07. August 2018
If you are interested in my work, contact me via telephone at +49 (0) 2 34 / 32 55 66 45 or via E-Mail at: rosskothenart@t-online.de