The Mine (Bic-pen on stretched canvas, 79.5cm x 50.4cm, Dirk Marwig 2017)

The Mine (Bic-pen on stretched canvas, 79.5cm x 50.4cm, Dirk Marwig 2017)

     
Scavenger (Bic pen on primed and oiled canvas mounted on 8mm board, 46.2cm x 76.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

Scavenger (Bic pen on primed and oiled canvas mounted on 8mm board, 46.2cm x 76.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

…it’s how it makes you feel.

     
Untitled Drawing- October 2016 (Bic pen on thick drawing paper, 76.2cm x 57cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

Untitled Drawing- October 2016 (Bic pen on thick drawing paper, 76.2cm x 57cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

     
Study for a new object (Bic-pen on thick drawing paper, 57cm x 76.2cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

Study for a new object (Bic-pen on thick drawing paper, 57cm x 76.2cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

I got back from Spain and Germany 8 days ago(my first holiday in 3 years). Then while I watched the “presidential debate” I began to jot down all the nonsense being offered to the audience with a bic-pen on a large piece of paper. This is the result.

     
Untitled Drawing, May 2016 (Archival ink on thick paper, 55.3cm x 68.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

Untitled Drawing, May 2016 (Archival ink on thick paper, 55.3cm x 68.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

My 2nd drawing during my knee recovery. This one is a birthday present for Margareta!

     
Flop World (Archival inks on paper, 22.9cm x 30.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

Flop World (Archival inks on paper, 22.9cm x 30.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2016)

Confined to the bed and sofa after a terrible “quadriceps tendon rupture” and the following surgery 2 weeks ago (I slipped and fell awkwardly while trying to collect a watering hose on the granite rock in my backyard- in a way funny!), the only thing I can do now is draw. All other projects have come to a halt. Bummer.

     
Cognitive Dissonance (Bic pen on primed woodpanel, 67.5cm x 109cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Cognitive Dissonance (Bic pen on primed woodpanel, 67.5cm x 109cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

And yet another drawing showing my “Cognitive Dissonance”. I always try to confront this “problem” head on, taking advantage of these moments, using them constructively.

     
Mind-Shift -Don’t bug me-  (Standing plywood construction with gesso and Bic-pen, 35cm x 23.5cm x 10.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Mind-Shift -Don’t bug me- (Standing plywood construction with gesso and Bic-pen, 35cm x 23.5cm x 10.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

I love working with Bic pens—It’s messy, raw, basic and spontaneous. This drawing/object brings out the cool qualities of the Bic-pen which almost every person on this planet has in their house. I need to do something like this once in a while to get me back to that ‘special’ Zone.

     
Genetic Memory of a Violent Death (Archival ink and oil on thick drawing paper, 35.5cm x 27.9cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

Genetic Memory of a Violent Death (Archival ink and oil on thick drawing paper, 35.5cm x 27.9cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)

“Everyone has “Genetic Memory” passed on to them by their ancestors. We can embrace or ignore this fact. This ‘automatic drawing’ depicts one of my frightening genetic memories, a nightmarish vision I frequently have. I have to tell myself: “Don’t think about this-Try to ignore it!” -This is a recurring theme in my work.”

     
Lift Geometry (Archival ink + oil on Japan -paper, 24 cm x 32 cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Lift Geometry (Archival ink + oil on Japan -paper, 24 cm x 32 cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

This drawing was a Christmas gift(2013) to the first(1st) person who contacted me. It was Bryan Wells of Edmonton,Canada. He is a smart man. Thank you for visiting my site and for your appreciation!

     
El Mundo Fantastico (Archival ink on thick drawing paper, 27.8cm x 35.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

El Mundo Fantastico (Archival ink on thick drawing paper, 27.8cm x 35.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

     
Status Quo -upside down- (Archival ink on thick drawing paper, 35.5cm x 27.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Status Quo -upside down- (Archival ink on thick drawing paper, 35.5cm x 27.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“This is the drawing ‘Status Quo’ turned upside down. The same state of affairs remains, just a different perspective.”

     
Status Quo  (Archival ink on thick drawing paper, 35.5cm x 27.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

Status Quo (Archival ink on thick drawing paper, 35.5cm x 27.8cm, Dirk Marwig 2013)

“No matter how you try to turn it, the ‘Status Quo’ stays the same. Don’t let politicians make decisions for you. Don’t vote. Change the ‘Status Quo’!”

     
Gravitational Pull  (Oil and coloured pencil on prepared paper, 22.3cm x 27.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

Gravitational Pull (Oil and coloured pencil on prepared paper, 22.3cm x 27.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

This little drawing is a gift to my friend Antonio Gregori Arnaiz of Burgos, Spain.

     
KAU-BOI  (Ink and oil on Japan-paper, 32cm x 23.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

KAU-BOI (Ink and oil on Japan-paper, 32cm x 23.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

KAU-BOI on acid.

     
Zomb-dedicated to YU-ICHI (INOUE, Yûichi) (1916 – 1985)  (Oil+oil crayon on Japan-Paper, 83cm x 55.3cm,Dirk Marwig 1995, restored in 2012)

Zomb-dedicated to YU-ICHI (INOUE, Yûichi) (1916 – 1985) (Oil+oil crayon on Japan-Paper, 83cm x 55.3cm,Dirk Marwig 1995, restored in 2012)

     
My Madness,Dirk Marwig,2007

My Madness,Dirk Marwig,2007

(Pigment Ink on Paper,27cm x 34.7cm,Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
OUTBREAK 1994-DIRK MARWIG

OUTBREAK 1994-DIRK MARWIG

(Pigment ink on paper,59cm x 42cm,Dirk Marwig 1994)

     
KATO/KA-THWONK!

KATO/KA-THWONK!

(Ink,oil+pencil on Japan-paper on plywood,77cm x 29.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
HOME

HOME

(Cardboard construction on plywood+oil,31cm x 23cm,Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
CHIEF  (Paper construction, oil and ink, 34.5cm x 20cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

CHIEF (Paper construction, oil and ink, 34.5cm x 20cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
SOON!

SOON!

(Pigment ink+oil on archival tape on paper,32cm x 24cm,Dirk Marwig 2010)

     
CRASH MODEL

CRASH MODEL

(Pigment ink on paper,35.6cm x 27.9cm,Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
WUHU ISLAND

WUHU ISLAND

(Pigment ink on archival tape on paper,27.3cm x 33cm,Dirk Marwig 2010)

     
KAU-BOi DREAM

KAU-BOi DREAM

(Ink,pencil+oil on paper,22.8cm x 29cm,2008)

     
IN THE SHACK

IN THE SHACK

(Oil-chalk,oil+pencil on paper,41cm x 55cm,1994)

     
BORDERLINE

BORDERLINE

(Ink on ‘Japan-paper’ drawing,23.8cm x 32cm,Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
Konflikt  (Paper construction on plywood with archival ink and oil, 34cm x 56.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

Konflikt (Paper construction on plywood with archival ink and oil, 34cm x 56.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2012)

     
Mr.and Mrs. So and So… (Archival ink, pencil and oil on ‘Japan-paper’, 31.5cm x 49.7cm,  Dirk Marwig 2008)

Mr.and Mrs. So and So… (Archival ink, pencil and oil on ‘Japan-paper’, 31.5cm x 49.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

     
ORGANICA 2006

ORGANICA 2006

(Ink on paper drawing,27.8cm x 35.5cm,Dirk Marwig 2006)

     
VANCOUVER DRAWING_DETAIL

VANCOUVER DRAWING_DETAIL

(Dirk Marwig, Vancouver 2006)

     
QUESTION 1994

QUESTION 1994

(Ink+oil on h.m.paper,35cm x 26.5cm,Madrid 1994)

     
NIKOLAUS FISCHER 1996

NIKOLAUS FISCHER 1996

(Dirk Marwig,Frankfurt 1996)

     
REVOLVING DOOR 2011

REVOLVING DOOR 2011

(Ink+oil on tape on paper on plywood,25cm x 22cm,Vancouver 2011

     
‘Untitled’ 1995 (Oil chalk and watercolour on thick paper, 49.5cm x 67.5cm, Dirk Marwig 1995)

‘Untitled’ 1995 (Oil chalk and watercolour on thick paper, 49.5cm x 67.5cm, Dirk Marwig 1995)

An example from 1995 of how my mind loves and processes geometry. I see this image of one of my earlier works and wonder how I managed this. This one seems so simple but if you try to reconstruct it exactly the way it appears, the mind starts to boil! The result transcends simple geometry. The photo was taken from the invitation of the 1996 show “Dirk Marwig, Papier Skulptur” at the Nikolaus Fischer Gallery in Frankfurt, Germany.

     
NONRONG™ INC (Pencil and oil on paper ,35.5cm x 27.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

NONRONG™ INC (Pencil and oil on paper ,35.5cm x 27.6cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

“This drawing should just have been called:”UNTITLED”. Instead i gave it the NONRONG ‘Stamp’!”

     
RUSSIAN INTERNET BRIDE

RUSSIAN INTERNET BRIDE

(Ink,pencil+oil on acid free tape on paper,37.5cm x 27.4cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
THE GIFT-ALICANTE- (Pigment ink on ‘Japan-paper’, 30cm x 40cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

THE GIFT-ALICANTE- (Pigment ink on ‘Japan-paper’, 30cm x 40cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

I was on holiday at easter time in Alicante (Spain) when I drew this. It was the “Semana Santa” with the ‘big procession’. All these people in the streets following or observing a statue of “Christ” which was carried from A to B. Really a cool sight! Mesmerizing. … but really I thought that most of the people who attended just wanted to party! Fiesta!

     
FLORIDA 135 SPECIAL™ INK DRAWING

FLORIDA 135 SPECIAL™ INK DRAWING

(Blue ink on parchment paper,A3 format,Madrid 1998)

     
Power of Green ( Archival ink and oil on acid free tape on thick drawing paper, 30cm x 22.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

Power of Green ( Archival ink and oil on acid free tape on thick drawing paper, 30cm x 22.7cm, Dirk Marwig 2008)

With all colours present in this small experiment the human eye always picks out the colour green first!

     
UNTITLED DRAWING 1994   Dirk Marwig

UNTITLED DRAWING 1994 Dirk Marwig

(Ink+oil on hand-made paper,25cm x 32.5cm, Dirk Marwig 1994)

     
WESTMOUNT ROAD

WESTMOUNT ROAD

(Oil on acid-free tape on paper,31.5cm x 20.5cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
VANCOUVER DRAWING (Archival ink on acid free tape on paper, 30cm x 20.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2006)

VANCOUVER DRAWING (Archival ink on acid free tape on paper, 30cm x 20.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2006)

* This was the first drawing I did shortly after arriving in Canada after being in Rio for 6 months.

     
Delicate Balance  (Pigment ink and oil on ‘Japan-paper’, 30.5cm x 22.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2006)

Delicate Balance (Pigment ink and oil on ‘Japan-paper’, 30.5cm x 22.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2006)

     
UP AND OVER

UP AND OVER

(Ink+oil on ‘Japan-paper’,32cm x 23.5cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
Back to Square One  (Oil and archival ink on Japan paper, 28cm x 22cm, Dirk Marwig 2009)

Back to Square One (Oil and archival ink on Japan paper, 28cm x 22cm, Dirk Marwig 2009)

This is what happens if you just let things happen without control: This little drawing/painting was in my studio for a very long time- I stepped on it, wrinkled it up and threw it away into the garbage bin, took it out of the garbage again, flattened it out and put it into the “to do” folder. When I had nothing to do one day I ironed it repaired the rip and applied a new layer of oil and voila :it worked! Basically it’s the same painting as before but with that special ingredient: the ‘magic’ of time, the ‘wear and tear’!

     
FLAG  (Oil and ink on Japan-paper, 31.5cm x 64cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

FLAG (Oil and ink on Japan-paper, 31.5cm x 64cm, Dirk Marwig 2010)

* This painting/drawing is a 3D experiment – Stare only at the ‘red’ line area and suddenly the whole painting/drawing turns into a ‘space’, ‘things’ overlap, shake and move! Subtle OP ART.

     
KUNG FU MASTER

KUNG FU MASTER

(Ink on ‘Japan-paper’,23.5cm x 32cm,Vancouver 2008)

     
KAU-BOI HI-WAY

KAU-BOI HI-WAY

(Oil+chalk on ‘Japan-paper’,23.5cm x 32cm,Vancouver 2007)

     
IMPAKT, Timeless and Human (Oil and pigment ink on’Japan-paper,’ 23.5cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

IMPAKT, Timeless and Human (Oil and pigment ink on’Japan-paper,’ 23.5cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
PURPLE OVAL

PURPLE OVAL

(Oil on acid free tape on paper on guilded plywood,51.2cm x 43.7cm,Vancouver 2010)

     
COLOUR THEORY (study)  (Oil and archival ink on ‘Japan-paper’, 32cm x 23.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

COLOUR THEORY (study) (Oil and archival ink on ‘Japan-paper’, 32cm x 23.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

     
A TRAGIC STORY  (Oil and archival ink on ‘Japan-paper’, 23.5cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

A TRAGIC STORY (Oil and archival ink on ‘Japan-paper’, 23.5cm x 32cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

*Another one from my “Self Healing” series(2007). Despite the ‘happy happy’ colours there is a deep, tragic sadness about this one.

     
The King of Scam  (Oil and archival ink on drawing paper mounted on plywood, 32.5cm x 25cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

The King of Scam (Oil and archival ink on drawing paper mounted on plywood, 32.5cm x 25cm, Dirk Marwig 2011)

The final idea to a scam and the ideas leading up to it.

     
TO HELL AND BACK (Colored inks on acid free tape on paper,30cm x 22cm, Dirk Marwig 2006)

TO HELL AND BACK (Colored inks on acid free tape on paper,30cm x 22cm, Dirk Marwig 2006)

Whenever I feel like a loser(which is often), I look at my drawing from 2006 and find a little bit of hope. It makes me feel like everything is possible if I put my mind to it. Focus… Dream… and Lose Yourself in that Dream… and magic happens and everything is suddenly alright again.

     
Loose    (Oil on ‘Japan-paper’, 32cm x 23.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)

Loose (Oil on ‘Japan-paper’, 32cm x 23.5cm, Dirk Marwig 2007)