born in Völklingen | lives in Berlin, Germany
Paul Michels was born in November 1999 and is studying visual communications at Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Initially mostly interested in drawing to evoke emotions, he then started to learn to knit and to weave and combining that with self written poems and stories. Exploring the room with installations of hand-knitted and knotted sculptures and how they interact with words is his focus point of his artistic practice. Looking into the opening gap between text and art, Paul tries to remember, to tell stories, to not forget and to create.
Maybe even more, to hold; or maybe less, to let go.
memories of home after leaving
Inspired by the poem Utter it in my stead, a knotted and knitted structure was created, which can be reminiscent of the rope factories mentioned in the poem.Enter Project →︎
I Saw Our Leaders
Before that background, the European Alliance of Academies decided to support Szépírók Társasága and offered a new project of artistic collaboration, based on a collection of nine poems by a young generation of Hungarian poets, all members of the Szépírók Társasága.Enter Project →︎
Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
The weissensee school of art and design berlin was founded in 1946. Building on the ideas and teaching of the Bauhaus movement, the school stands out because of its unique profile.Visit Institution →︎