Born 1982 in Cologne, Germany.

Studied German Literature, Classical Literature and Theater-Film-Television studies at the University of Cologne for a while, then didn't.

Commenced studies of Arts at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, then at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he was a Meisterschüler with Prof Marcel Odenbach. Graduate diploma in 2016.

He received a scholarship from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes in 2010, and in 2011 from Art Foundation Perdita and Hans-Peter Kunze.

In 2017 he was awarded the Friedrich-Vordemberge-Stipend for Visual Arts of the City of Cologne, and in 2023 the JUNGE AKADEMIE awarded him with the Villa Serpentara Fellowship for 2025.

As a self-described Realist—by way of light conceptualism—there is a main interest in "things the mind already knows" (J. Johns). The overarching drive in the work is an experimentation on the possibilities and variations of Realism, based on the things that reality has already laid out before us. There is a certain restraint in the work, by trying to work around overt individuality and impulsive expression, by connecting sensibilities that are generally (and oddly) considered opposites: the historic and the contemporary, devaluation and upvaluation, humor and seriousness, "Pop" and conceptualism, life and death.

Since Realism allows for not just one formal "appearance", no retinal through-line, the materials, methods and references (and reverences, really) employed include drawing, painting (and parallelisms to the history of painting), literature, ephemera, memorabilia, found objects, and occasionally music and sound—with no demarcation line between "high" and "low", with a fundamental, almost idealist belief in art and art-making.