hauptsache man hat arbeit
I talk to Mr Timm about art over fried fish and venison goulash. Some artists, says Mr Timm, don't care what other people think about them or their work, but do exactly what they want, even if this makes life difficult, and they are poor and misunderstood. But they're happy because they do what they think is right. But what am I doing by painting the wishes and the needs of others?
I am a story-telling artist, he concludes, while the others are silent artists.


Antje Schiffers 2003