Selbstportrait, Ã–l auf Leinwand, 50×70 cm, Copyright 2009 by O.Weinreich
Painting is my means of reaching out to people and making them aware of my topics, despite an ever-increasing flood of visual impressions.
Evolutionary science has taught us that not only are humans and animals morphologically similar, they also share a large number of behavioural traits. All life that exists, and that ever existed on earth, is joined together by desoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the biomolecule that is the carrier of genetic information. We humans are empowered to ground-breaking discoveries and inventions through our self-consciousness, language and reason, all of which are the result of evolution. At the same time, the combination of powerful skills and animal-like behaviour has made us humans extremely dangerous creatures for the whole of nature.As artists, we must attempt to address this predicament to a far greater extent than has previously been done.
I am deeply convinced that the figurative arts must embrace a modern, less anthropocentric ‘Weltbild‘, a vision of life that is guided by our knowledge about the world in which we live.
Dr. Otmar Weinreich
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