We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Pollheide and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tim, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks and stepping out of my comfort zone has always been an important part. I truly believe this is the fastest way for personal growth, as we often feel insecure and frightened about things that lie in the future and we haven’t experienced them yet. I was born and raised in Germany and moved two years ago to the US. This obviously big change helped me a lot to grow but also to get inspired by a different culture, people, and things I am experiencing.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I joined the mural scene as a teenager and started with a text-based style featuring intricate line work, complex layering, and a wide range of color.
Recent works are created by the use of quality acrylic paint with the use of big brushes, palette knifes and self-made large squeegees. Layered carefully over a period of weeks. And so creating an strong emotional or expressive abstract.
Employing a fast, assured, and gestural hand to shed light on the arguable darkness lurking which surrounds us in our daily lifes.
Recent works concentrate on the dialogue between different perspectives and how the observer interpret different points of view. Center of this dialogue is the question what kind of meaning we give circumstances and situations from our subjective point of view.
‘Bruised I’ is the first work of a series focusing on domestic violence, which appears to have accelerated during COVID-19-related lockdowns. Extra stress in the pandemic has exacerbated the often silent epidemic of intimate partner violence, according to a new University of California, Davis, study.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I like to spend some down time at white rock lake (also for workouts). I love this quiet place close to the city.
Depending on the person visiting me, I would stop by in Bishop Arts (coffee, art), Deep Ellum (casual stroll, vibe), Knox/Henderson area (bars, restaurants).
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Throughout the years I met a many people who supported me in different ways. My parents always encouraged me to do what I love. My old boss made it possible to come to the US. Friends inspired me to follow my path.