by Markus Lippeck·
MARKUS LIPPECK – www.kannart.de
Born in 1970 in Kempen (now Krefeld). Due to his inclination coupled with his influence through Waldorf education, a life without creativity and always new, searching, artistic urge is unimaginable for him. After school, he aimed for an academic, artistic education, which he was denied by the imponderables of life. In this “professional” context, he sees himself as a “frustrated” artist, who, however, gains his creative power from the fact that he is constantly “rumbling”. It is the most diverse trades that interest him: painting, drawing, collage, furniture construction, architecture, textile design, graphics, photography and also a bit of music! In recent years he has also collected ideas for working with stone, concrete and ceramics. His greatest art is and remains the "art of living" and his only true work of art "life itself" and not only in the egoistic, hedonistic sense. In the understanding and definition of the concept of art by Josepf Beuys, he sees the power of art above all in its effect and existence as "social sculpture". In addition to the museum, the immediately beautiful, for Markus art should primarily have a "social effect" and ideally to be almost “walkable and tangible”. In times of dissolution, of “petrification” and collective “bans on thinking”, for Markus an important achievement of art is to (re) unfold social forces, to promote discussion, to “free” thoughts and, above all, human ones To give intuition and emotional life (again) a truly effective place. An art without a social “hub” is dead! In this sense, he also sees himself in the spirit and tradition of Heinrich Vogeler in his adopted home of Worpswede. The current situation of his artistic work is an archive, "a shell", which is constantly being filled and is still waiting for further processing and development. Many concepts have long been finished, but are still waiting to be erupted. This sleeve is a reflection of his "three lives". In his “second life” Markus lost his dear wife through an unbelievable stroke of fate, who had to leave this world very suddenly and tragically due to complications before the birth of his daughter. She died in childbirth... like Paula. His wife was also a “failed” artist and qualified textile designer. That's why the studio is still called LIPPECK & LIPPECK today, since a lot is connected to his wife's legacy. In particular, the drawings, collages and textile design are a representation and interpretation of Isabella's artistic heritage.