Hector & Achilles
I have been painting since age eight. I have always drawn and sketched. An aunt equipped me with the proper stuff at an early age and gave me the basic how-to on things.

I pretty much took it from there and periodically have 'studied'.

Additionally I have a strong background in mechanical engineering, having studied drafting and mechanical drawing for a significant period of time. I probably could have been a happy draftsman or architect had not the vicissitudes of life raised their generally ugly heads.

Even chaos I desire to portray in an orderly manner.

I have always had my walls covered in paintings, if not the walls themselves being my canvas.

At one point as a young soldier my landlord came into my apartment and saw my work and asked 'What are you doing in the Army?'

Well. That was a difficult question I guess, but the best answer was 'Enjoying myself.'

I had this impression that the older I got the fewer ideas I would have. So for very many pieces that I worked once I got it to the point where I could "see" it, i stopped and put it aside to leave it for completion in my dotage.

That was rather a flawed perspective. Now there aren't enough hours for the ideas. And now 99.9% of things started reach at least a proper point of abandonment.

I haven't really changed my style through the years. I've always enjoyed the figurative. I'm strongly attached to the Dadaists and Surrealists even though this may not be apparent in what I paint.

Hergé is perhaps my strongest influence. I adore the Claire Ligné and adapt it to circumstance. I unknowingly was doing this before I consciously realized it. The influences of childhood are difficult to deny.

/about the artist
d. e. fritz grubb

educated in
•baltimore, usa
•heidelberg, germany
•stuttgart, germany
•maastricht, netherlands

ma, boston university, usa

currently resides delaware, usa

amateur metaphysician; beloved by schnauzers;
benefactor of cats; struggles with misanthropy.

Metaphysik hat zwei Hauptstränge: das, das anhält, dass, was Lügen über Erfahrung hinaus existiert (wie von Plato argumentiert), und das, das anhält, dass Nachrichten der Erfahrung die einzige Wirklichkeit festsetzen (wie durch Kant, die logischen Positivists und Hume argumentiert). Metaphysik hat sich auch mit einer Diskussion über betroffen, ob, was existiert, von einer Substanz gebildet wird oder viele und ob, was existiert, unvermeidlich oder zufällig angetrieben ist.