Self Portrait #4
Volker creates his art with recycled -probably more correctly "repurposed" - bread bag tags. He creates works that are pieces of abstract art that almost always have a back story. They have a texture and resolution that most painting techniques can not deliver.
This work uses the tags to create an image of a tag - hence the name "Self Portrait".
Volker says "A disposable everyday object, touched by many individuals, represents futility and inattention and is only registered in passing – if noticed at all. "
The presentation exaggerates the tag's importance by presenting it as an icon, logo, or trademark, and the title of “Self Portrait”, initiates a process of problem perception. Striding past the object creates an effect of clarification and partial obfuscation.