Fantastic Worlds

Eric Hubbes

Fine Art in Cologne

About My Art

I am a visual artist, live in Cologne and have my studio there. For my pictures I mostly use a multimedia technique with acrylic, charcoal, felt pen and chalk but I also like to paint watercolors. My pictures present fantastic worlds as they spring from my subconscious. My images contain expressionist psychedelic elements and fractal patterns.

My images arise in a storm of thoughts and emotions that manifest themselves in forms and fractals, which I combine into a composition. This happens like in a dream. In my Fantastic Worlds I let my subconscious run free. With the geometric and fractal patterns in my paintings, I also show my interest in natural sciences.

Eric Hubbes Fantastic Worlds

Bringing out the hidden from the imagination

At the same time, I am fascinated by psychology and the influence of the subconscious on our actions. That is why I like to imagine that I’m part of the universe and that it sends me messages that I have to process in my paintings of fantastic worlds.

I have not for nothing given my paintings the name “Grübel Bilder” -brooding while painting -, because I strive to turn my perpetual self-doubt into something life-affirming and make art come out of it. For me, art is something spiritual, symbols have always fascinated me, as well as everything that has to do with magic, creepiness, and mysticism. So, I paint what captivates me, even if the viewer may be terrified at times.

Eric Hubbes Fantastic Worlds

Eyes have something beautiful and aesthetic.

But also something sinister.

Death, often depicted by skulls, triggers mystical feelings at the end of our lives. This reminds me of a transition into an unknown world full of secrets. But it can also mean change and renewal

Eric Hubbes Fantastic Worlds

In my pictures I give shape and form to my imagination

The serpent stands for temptation, but also for knowledge. This arouses conflicting impressions for many people, some are enthusiastic about it and others have fears and disgust. In any case, these symbolic creatures inspire me a lot.
Eric Hubbes Fantastic Worlds

A preliminary Conclusion

My paintings are aesthetic and inspiring to the viewer. My pictures are full of secrets, which the viewer only discovers when looking at them again and again. That is why he always finds new impressions in my pictures. I often hear that my pictures are reminiscent of a diary. The viewer can obviously spend hours looking at my pictures and always discovers something new in them. My style is unmistakable, and I always try something new.

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