Rolf Kirsch's work evolves as a critical position. With the structural analysis of his own medium in
comparison with the current developments of new imaging technologies, he finds his subject in the
adaptation of imagery from contexts of use: Satellite images, blueprints, or sonograms for instance
become the material for his imagery dar. This mainly interested in dealing with the media-created
image as a symptom of technical progress itself. Appearance and disappearance are the key moments
of continuous development, which brings the social design and exchange processes in an invisibility.
This "blackout" creates those phantoms, whose representation is the real concern of the painter.
In "Rhythm of Statistics," for example, uses a series of accident scenes, aircraft, ships or trains,
developing since 2002, covers the technical failure of the volatile production. The deformation of
kinetic energies shows the forces which to control already has become a gamble.
In the series "Phantom Drawings" portraits emerge as collages from areas of the face of
countless documents that have been previously researched and presented in the graphical
implementation of the construction of fictional identities as an artistic process.
The work of the Cologne artist, R.J. Kirsch, discusses the theme of modern technology and
the practice of Art. As an example, the relationship between painting and the media is explored.
He focuses on employing painterly approaches to analyze penetrating media developments.
Such is the case with his series "Damage": vehicles whose kinetic deformation is interpreted with the traditional painterly approach to depicting the folds of drapery.
Therein, Kirsch is above all interested in understanding the media produced image as the
symbol of all technological progress. His artistic engagement is an ongoing process of the
appropriation of pictures as ready-mades. Kirsch creates an artist's cosmos of scientific and
technical illustrations from the fragments of media images. This material is followed up by a
series of drawings and paintings. Thus his painting develops within an updated aggregate of
images where the confrontation with tradition is reconciled.
"Rhythm of Statistic", for example, is a series of paintings of airplane, ship and train accidents.
It depicts scenes of technological failures in the flight of fleeing objects. The deformations reveal
the forces of the kinetic energies directed against the vehicle. The control over such forces has long
since become only a tragic game of chance.
Currently Kirsch is focusing on the fundamental aspects of painting itself. He is creating large format
abstractions from very real subject matter. The "Abstracts" reveal the warping throws of the monochrome
surfaces. Their portrayal as folds of drapery ties the work to the basics of painting.
In his works he reacts directly to the acceleration and availability of images in our electronic age,
placing the materiality and directness of his oil sketches in opposition to our virtual world.
Kirsch, a pupil of Franz Dank at the "Werkschulen" in Cologne and of Al Hansen at his legendary "Ultimate Academy",
seeks the connection between object, action and image. In 1999 at the St&aumml;dtische Galerie Albstadt, he creates a virtual
world between painting and media in "Phantom", which combines video projections, works on paper and light boxes.
"Rhythm of Statistic" deals with all kinds of traffic accidents. This sequence, started in 2002, is based on samples
found through image services of the world wide web. He uses the specific character of painting in reaction to a
reality, that seems to fall apart in front of our very eyes - not only figuratively, but literally too.
In his own words, the act of painting can be defined as a "clearing-up process". By personally choosing from the
different sampled images, the painter arrives at the scene of the accident where he has no choice but to view and sort out the
debris so as to create something resembling order in the composition of his paintings. In the deconstruction of accidents,
vehicles become protagonists of a real abstraction which then just has to be taken. Thus, each sketch appears to be part of
an aesthetic recovery from a wrecked and a destructive reality.
Mobility and the use of vehicles as a means to discovering the world are of central significance in his work.
Accidents are of special importance in his analysis as they emblematically stand for the limitedness and fragility of our existence.
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2. capture of data
The website of R.J.Kirsch collects a series of general data and information every time a person or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. It is possible to record the
a) browser types and versions used,
b) the operating system used by the accessing system, .
c) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), .
d) the subwebsites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
e) the date and time of access to the website,
f) an Internet protocol address (IP address),
g) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and
h) other data and information similar to those used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, R.J.Kirsch does not draw any conclusions on the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to
a) to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
b) to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
c) to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and < br>
(d) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack.
These anonymously collected data and information are therefore evaluated by R.J. Kirsch statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.
3. legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of the failure to provide
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded if a data subject provides us with personal data which we must subsequently process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
4. contactability via the website
Due to legal regulations, R.J. Kirsch's website contains information that enables us to contact our company electronically and to communicate directly with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data voluntarily provided by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.
6a. use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis
This website does not use Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (www.google.de).
6b. Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to present our contents correctly and graphically appealing across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content will be displayed in a default font.
Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. In theory, it is possible - but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes - that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.
7. Announcement of changes
Changes in the law or changes in our internal processes may require an amendment to this privacy statement.
In the event of such a change, we will inform you of this at least six weeks before it takes effect. In general (No. 6) you have a right of revocation with regard to the consents you have given.
Please note that (if you do not make use of your right of revocation) the current version of the data protection declaration is valid.
8th updating/updating your personal data
You have the possibility at any time to check, change or delete the personal data provided to us by sending us an e-mail to the e-mail address info(at)R.J.Kirsch.de.
You also have the right to revoke consent once given with effect for the future at any time.
The stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to its storage.
The controller processes and stores the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the data retention or insofar as this has been provided for by the European regulator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose is not fulfilled or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Ordinance Giver or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
9. rights of affected persons
Any data subject shall have the right conferred by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the controller to give an assurance as to whether personal data concerning him or her are processed. If a data subject exercises this right, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to obtain, at any time and free of charge, information from the controller concerning the personal data held on him/her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European regulator has granted the data subject access to the following information:
the processing purposes
the categories of personal data to be processed
the recipients or categories of recipients for whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular for recipients in third countries or international organisations
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if not possible, the criteria for determining this duration .
the existence of a right to rectification or correction of personal data concerning him or to the restriction of processing by the controller or a right of opposition to such processing < br>
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
the existence of automated decision making including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) DSGVO and at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the person concerned .
Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access to information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the person concerned has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject exercises this right to information, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of an additional declaration.
If a data subject exercises this right of rectification, he may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Data Protection Commissioner to require the data controller to immediately disclose personal data concerning him/her, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) DSBER or Article 9(2)(a) DSBER, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.
The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
The processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 DSGVO.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at R.J.Kirsch processed, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time. The data protection officer R.J.Kirsch or another employee will arrange for the request to be complied with immediately.
If the personal data have been made public by R.J.Kirsch and our company, as the person responsible pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DSGVO, is obliged to disclose the personal data, then R.J.Kirsch, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, will take reasonable measures, including technical measures, to disclose to other data processors who process the personal data disclosed;The data subject must be informed that the data subject has requested the removal of any links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data from those other data controllers, unless processing is necessary. The data protection officer of R.J.Kirsch or another employee will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European regulator to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the processing of personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
The data controller does not require the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject does need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at R.J. Kirsch restricted, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time. The data protection officer of R.J.Kirsch or another employee will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European regulator to receive the personal data concerning him/her provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, appropriate and machine-readable format. It also has the right to pass this data on to another controller without obstruction by the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a) DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) DSGVO. Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO and processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the controller.
Furthermore, when exercising their right to data transferability pursuant to Art. 20 para. 1 DSGVO, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.
To assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned may contact the data protection officer appointed by R.J.Kirsch or another employee at any time.
Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him/her on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DSBER for reasons arising from his particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
R.J. Kirsch will no longer process personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove that there are compelling reasons for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned or serve to process, assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If R.J.Kirsch processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to R.J. Kirsch processing for direct advertising purposes, R.J. Kirsch will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her which is carried out at R.J.Kirsch. for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO for reasons arising from his particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
To exercise the right of objection, the person concerned may contact the data protection officer R.J.Kirsch or another employee directly. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
Any person data subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European regulator not to be subject to an exclusive decision based on automated processing, including profiling, which will have legal effect against it or significantly affect it in a similar manner, provided that the decision
(a) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or
(b) is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data subject is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
(c) with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision
(a) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller; or
b) if it is done with the express consent of the data subject, R.J. Kirsch shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the data controller, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject asserts rights relating to automated decisions, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to revoke his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject exercises his/her right to withdraw his/her consent, he/she may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.
10. The legal basis of processing
Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) DSGVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing procedures for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) of the DSGVO. The same applies to such processing procedures which are necessary for the execution of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter. (c) DSGVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information were to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. Processing would then be based on Article 6(1)(d) DSGVO. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO. Processing procedures which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing procedures are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that he could assume a legitimate interest if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (reason 47, second sentence, DSGVO).
11. legitimate interests in processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DSGVO, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business for the welfare of all our volunteers and our members.
The person responsible or your contact person
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data, or the revocation of consents granted or objections to a particular use of data, please contact: