Titus was born in 1965. He grew up in the countryside in Switzerland. As a teenager he was trained in traditional landscape painting, but he quickly became more interested in introspective art, rather than depicting the outside world. He started to develop his first authentic style through an eclectic mixture of romanticism and expressionism.
Over the years his painting has become more and more expressive of dynamics that cannot be categorized in either the concrete or abstract.
In 2003 he created his first works which depended entirely upon the motion of the stroke. Other than in abstract expressionism, he uses the moving stroke to construct an impression of space and sometimes figuration. This happens in a manner that produces an effect of unstable fields. Titus’ methodology on form also has lead to collaborations with scientists, presently with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. Nevertheless, the actual meaning of the picture is finally defined through the process of observation and association within the onlooker.
Titus uses a number of different types of strokes in a strict way during his creative process, but the actual setting of the lines follows intuition rather than rule. He is deeply intrigued by the interaction between a systematic approach to form and emotional expression.
20th century painting focused heavily on the deconstruction of form. Titus’ painting counters this trajectory of artistic development without reverting to the past or producing postmodern collages, by using abstract basic elements to reconstruct form as dynamic entity that moves painting forward into new territories.
A web browser based drawing application project, created by Titus. You draw a line and it disappears after a timespan you define. Fadepad allows you to draw in a way that is not possible in the analog world. You can improvise animation.
Fadepad was chosen as digital project of the month by the Swiss art magazine Kunstbulletin.
Titus’s profile on Sikart, the biographical online lexicon of art in Switzerland.
A democratic art documentation and presentation project: You upload your most important artwork of the past year to the Musealia site. You will be invited to comment on your work, when it is projected on a wall as slide in any art institution in your country.