Artist statement – Hans Peter Trauschke
Educated in acting, directing and set-design I am working in theaters and arts since 1984. My artwork is based on storytelling and present mankind at its best; humorous, surprising, loving and magical. During my student time at the Studiotheater in Munich, I had the special pleasure to work with Gunnar Petersen and Martin Sperr (Winner of the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis). Later in my own theaters I worked with Miriam Goldschmidt which performed the “Happy Days” from Samuel Beckett directed by Peter Brook. These 4 theater magicians thought me a silence that only in theaters exists and where a breath unfolds the power of an orkan, the living god!
After 10 years daily in theaters I moved 1994 from Munich to Dresden and conquered the public space with theatre and art. Here I produced also my first theatrical sculpture WÆNDE. Theatre went in the background, so sculpting could take over and directed me to the “Seven from Heaven” project. It is the only project I ever worked on that came to me and ever since 2005 I was searching for the content that produced this uplifting image of 7 Angels levitating above the LA Skyline. I found the creation myth of the native inhabitants of Los Angeles, in which 7 giants protect the world, created by the invisible force QUAOAR. Myths around the world and the unanswered questions of mankind became henceforth the main content of the project and I would like to see it today as a new creation myth based on the knowledge of mankind. The picture of a creative and loving society, that support life in all forms and has answers to prevent us from our recurrent destruction.
I hope that the energy I’ve spent and the universe I’ve discovered directed me to the content of this picture and that these 7 Angels forces us to our best possibilities and senses: Love and creation.