My works revolve around the determination of the position and localization of the human being in time, the depths of his psyche, his mortality and its coordinates in space.
It is to scratch at this shiny but thin surfaces of civilization.
Many of my paintings are integrated into series, I take up from time to time again, others stand alone as some kind of short storys.
Between 86 and 92 I run the Underground Gallery Abriss at St. Pauli,Hamburg, a quarter of Bars , prostiutes, anarchy and squatters .
In the middle of the 70s I started to study, first Design and then Art. Then a year of study in Amsterdam follows...
With a subtle minimalistic approach, Pittjes Hitschfeld creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and mostly a cool and neutral imagery is used. The rejection of classical painting with its backgrounds, perspectives and landscapes gives the objects depicted an appearance of size and monumentality up to the sacred, the mostly empty backgrounds contrast sharply with the detail and smoothness of the depicted.
It is a rejection of the primacy of reason and the principles of modernity, with its belief in progress, emphasised since the Enlightenment.
This makes him a clear representative of postmodernism.
Ludwig Seyfarth,Art publicist and curator, Secretary General of the German section of the international art critics association AICA.