This is the Homepage of Sebastian Rutkowski,
a german-born world-traveller, artist & soundsculpturer.
Meanwhile passing lots of different stages on my live-trail, such as an education as Biotechnologist, working as commissioner, working as gardener, and at least as educationalist in the forest-kindergarten, there where three stable elements, that always accompanied me:
My very deep interest into asian cultures and philosophy.
My love to nature.
My passion for art.
My way always leads me back to these three elements.
I create art, with strong asian influences and techniques, between Shan-Shui and the Phantastic, with clear focus on the mood that I want to express.
This is true for both:
The visual art and paintings,
als well as for the accustic art, in form of Moon-Bell Handpans.
For the rules and ways of painting and music are closely related to each other, I love both.
To ceep the connection to the ground "the DAO of Earth & nature"
I try to use high quality, natural material, for example such as Chinese Rice-Paper, Japanese Shin-Gansai, Sumi-Ink, or Gold-Leaf for the painings, or good quality steel and natural Urushi-Laquer and gold- leaf for the Handpans, whenever I can.
I tend to do as many processes by my own hands & without machines, as possible. For example mixing colors with pigments and binders, sizing the paper, or crafting all solutions like Alumen-Gelatine-Solutins or Shell-Lacquer-Soap for the paintings,
as well as hammering and tuning the Handpan Soundsculptures for I really enjoy to work with my hands and love the connection this generates with the materials I work with.
My work is a try, to reach people, but also to balance myself on my way, to get in relation with my "three companions".
The philosophy of the Dao,
the spirit of nature,
and the power of the beauty.
Thank you for follow me a piece of way on this road.
Have a blessed day,