was born in 1960, in Wolfen, Sachsen Anhalt, Germany.
After removal from the register of students at the University of Design in Halle due to his denial to accept post-duty participation in East German Army service - mandatory for male students - he applied to give off his GDR citizenship and eventually moved to West Germany in 1984.
While being a student at Gesamthochschule Kassel for Painting, he set up a studio for electronic music, developed the basics of his musical language and engaged in painting, drawing and photography. In 1988, he left for Vienna where a studio at the WUK (Werkstätten und Kulturhaus) was put at his disposal. From 1988 to 1991, he devoted himself again to regular painting and drawing, had a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse and released a catalogue of his work.