Painting and the Now (Maria Lassnig Quote), DRIFTER'S DAY
Painting „Selbstporträt expressiv“ (Expressive Self-Portrait) by Maria Lassnig, 1945. Oil, charcoal on fibreboard, 60 x 48 cm. Archive of the Maria Lassnig Foundation – Author: Maria Lassnig (Source)

I do remember when it occurred to me the first time, when I got the idea of painting the way I feel at a given moment. I was sitting in a chair and felt it pressing against me. I still have the drawings where I depicted the sensation of sitting. (Maria Lassnig – ©


I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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