New art series

As some of you may already know, besides making instruments I also paint,  create sculptures and art installations. Some of my art pieces and installations have already been acquired by collectors and museums.

I mostly use the electric guitar as a medium for my art. There is just so much the electric guitar gave us over the last decades – not simply its function as a musical instrument. As an art project, I started to work on a path to better understand the electric guitar’s cultural impact on us. Through some of my artworks, I am changing its function to get closer to its core – to discover the electric guitar’s psychological content itself.
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Purple Rain

The purple rain guitar

I am sitting here on this Sunday evening looking at the cloudy sky with the intention of writing a blog entry about “The Purple Rain”, the guitar I created during the last three years after Prince’s death. In this post I wanted to talk about meeting one of my idols; communicating with an artist so free I could not imagine ever being this free myself; laughing with this person I hardly knew about strange ironic jokes,

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BASF and Jens Ritter – The 3D-printed guitar

I wasn’t the best school student. I was extremely lazy and demotivated. Luckily my father had some good connections at BASF and was able to get me an apprenticeship as a mechanic in their headquarters in Ludwigshafen  – Germany.

I loved this job! My desire to learn about working with metal and

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