Five questions to David Prinz

Five questions to David Prinz

David Prinz is an alter ego, born 2009, in Berlin. His main activities are founded in the photographic representation of beautiful faces. Since 2021, David Prinz has devoted himself to painting. This instrument serves as a reappraisal of his newfound freedom and recovery of his ongoing faded memories. 

How did you get into art?

I actually started to paint about 2 years ago as a mental balance to my job. Basically, however, I was of course always interested in art. Painting is on the one side therapy, on the other side it helps me to work transcendent. I am interested in any kind that stimulates my sensory system and helps me to take advantage of it. Eather through design, cooking, architecture, design, photography, perfumery, music, etc.. 



How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

Mainly inspired by old Dutch Baroque painting. Predominantly still life by Jan Davidsz de Heem. The old masters of photography such as Richard Avedon, Bill Brandt, David Bailey etc. also have a great influence. I would define the style possibly in the way of contemporary-urban-expressionism. I don't know if that makes sense. I don't want to commit myself. What makes my work "special" must be decided by the viewer itself. 

How do you go about developing your work?

I do not think. I do not sketch. I don’t do any preliminary work. I just start painting. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I partially overpaint, add to, overpaint, add to, etc. My paintings consist of the amount of layers it takes until I am happy with the result. A picture can be created in a day and sometimes it takes months. 

Who or what influences you?

I am influenced by my mood. The images are each a reflection of my current condition. 

Make us curious. What is planned next?

It all started with my FSK 0 - series ("FSK" - Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle, is a German institution that gives age ratings for media.). The subdivision goes from 0 years - 18 years. My first series started with the heroes of my preschool years. The series draws the patchy, steadily expanding, repressive fading of the bourgeois mind from zero to six. The next series depicts the heroes of my childhood, from age six to 12. It will be the wrestlers of the WWF, of the 90s....