More than a bird

More than a bird

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Artist: Fringe 

Title: More than a bird 

Media: Oil on canvas 

Size: 200cm x 200cm 

Authentication certificate included 


In the quiet solitude of Gutinke Meine's chamber, a question echoed through the corridors of his mind, shaping the contours of his existence. "Who am I going to be?" he pondered, his gaze drifting towards the array of options before him like a constellation of possibilities.

The first choice beckoned with the allure of invincible strength—the mantle of Superman, a symbol of power and heroism. In this guise, Gutinke Meine envisioned himself soaring through the skies, breaking through barriers with unyielding force, and facing challenges with unwavering resolve. The embodiment of Superman promised a path of courage and impact, where every action carried the weight of responsibility and purpose. 

Yet, amidst the gleam of superhero dreams, another option emerged—a cluster of sticky notes, each bearing the practicality of organization and strategy. Here, Gutinke Meine saw the potential for meticulous planning, for charting a course through life's complexities with methodical precision. The sticky notes whispered promises of efficiency and order, a pathway paved with clear objectives and achievable goals.

And then, there was the enigmatic allure of Stress Narcotika—a realm of addictive rush and transformative energy. Here, Gutinke Meine glimpsed the intoxicating dance of chaos and creation, where stress became a catalyst for growth and ambition. The complexities of Stress Narcotika offered a canvas for self-exploration, a journey through the depths of emotions and desires, shaping identities like clay in a master's hands.

As Gutinke Meine contemplated these divergent paths, he realized that the answer lay not in choosing one over the other, but in embracing the essence of each. He could be the strength of Superman when faced with adversity, the practicality of sticky notes in navigating life's intricacies, and the transformative energy of Stress Narcotika in fueling his aspirations.

With newfound clarity, Gutinke Meine embarked on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, weaving together the threads of Superman's strength, sticky notes' organization, and Stress Narcotika's transformative power. In this fusion of identities and capabilities, he found the freedom to be anyone he wanted to be—a testament to the boundless potential of the human spirit.


Fringe has used imagery from the mass media, from digital media, and from cartoons to movie culture, to produce Fringe paintings on canvas, figurative plastic and bronze sculptures filled with irony and satire.

Fringe’s story is a combination of high output and well-timed solo exhibitions that have launched his signature series’. He has held eight major solos, sold out exhibitions globally. Born in 1976.


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