My passion for modern art was already present at an early age and has only been deepened by numerous visits to museums. In my studies of art history at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität of Kiel, I chose 20th century art as my focus. The training in front of the originals, such as the works of the German Expressionists, above all with the groups ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ and ‘Die Brücke’, as well as my ongoing research focus on the Düsseldorf ZERO movement, with Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker, still make my art historian’s heart beat faster today. In my earlier activities, whether in museums, galleries or auction houses, I always sought a connection to modern and contemporary art and thus acquired my expertise in both the scientific and practical areas of art history. This passion also determines my work today as an expert for Modern & Contemporary Art at Hargesheimer.