timeline overview

Prehistoric Era

The Prehistoric Era includes approximately the first 5 years of Schuschinus' life (1989-1994). Here there was still no definition of his's own fantasy world. Art was not yet used as a means of dissociation from reality, after all, he was still young and secure and had no inkling of the horrors of life.

In 1995, the Prehistoric Era fluently changed into the Golden Era.

Artistic Development

incapable Era (1989-1992)

Due to the rudimentary level of development at birth that is common in human meat prisons, Schuschinus was not able to create art and document his progress right from the start. It is not known when he was first able to use a pencil.

Wax Crayon Era (ca. 1993)

Only a few works and memories from this period have survived. They date around the year 3. Wax crayons were often used. The pictures show cephalopods, which is unfortunately extremely normal for children of that age. There were also highly stylized representations of people in the form of a K. The vertical line forms the leg, torso and head. The two slanting lines represent an arm and a forward leg. The figures were holding curved objects that probably represented pistols. Again, this seems disappointingly normal. In the late phase of this era, the still line-shaped torsos were given a round head, which showed a point-shaped eye and a beak consisting of 2 lines in profile. This was the first form of a long-held representation of people. Thematically, there was still no prominent direction. There are memories of a garbage truck and a volcanic landscape.

Felt Pen Era (ca. 1994)

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In the 4th year felt-tip pens were preferred. The pictures are contour drawings. No color was used, as expression through shapes and effective progress was felt to be more important than the annoying changing of pens and tedious coloring. The lines were visibly matured, more detailed and above average. Instead of a line, people were given a voluminous torso, but mostly without legs. The first representations of spatiality are remarkable. Although the picture elements are still shown flat from the front or the side, they are staggered and become smaller towards the back. Thematically, real experiences are primarily used, conspicuous architecture and technology and, in some cases, content from the media. This is also the time when the first fascination with destruction can be found. There are pictures of house fires and car accidents.

Important sources of inspiration:

Pencil Era (ca. 1994-1995)

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In the 5th year the pencil was used. The essence of the style remained the same, but the variety of topics increased. There was a lot more imagination involved, so there were castles, pirates, strange houses and machines. The first attempts at drawing perspective can also be found, but mostly he stayed with side view. In individual cases, colors came into play.

Important sources of inspiration:

Slave Status

Schuschinus grew up as a sheltered only child, which of course the evil world will later turn into a curse. As far as he can remember, Schuschinus felt most comfortable at home. He preferred the company of his parents and grandparents over strangers. He hated other children. They are intrusive and stare at you, they are sticky, dirty, annoying and destroy everything. When he was 4, he was forced to go to kindergarten. After a year the kindergarten was changed. From the beginning, Schuschinus felt this was a painful loss of free time and getting used to strangers was unreasonable. The communication inhibitions were limited yet, but even here some specimens cast a bad light on the human species. There were the "cool" boys who claimed everything for themselves in arrogance and selfishness and did not let Schuschinus play along. There were the precocious bitches who rejected him out of sexism. And there were just stupid brats who took malicious pleasure in annoying others. There were also tolerable contemporaries, but Schuschinus did not make friends here. He preferred to play alone and undisturbed.

To what extent the change of situation influenced the art is not discernible. The preserved pictures show almost no representations of experiences in kindergarten. The people shown are mostly unspecified fictional characters, sometimes family members or characters from the media.

Philosophical Development

The basic character traits such as shyness and obstinacy that would later lead to a rift with the world order, were already there. Childish stubbornness is not uncommon, but Schuschinus should never get used to the oppression. The overprotection by his parents certainly has contributed a significant part to his need for harmony and his high standards towards society, but we don´t want to condemn a carefree childhood just because the unjust world later makes it a curse.