My name is Tim Bengel Since I was a little boy, I was curious about art. I didn’t understand it because I couldn’t find its rules. But for arts there are no rules like there are for math or grammar. It’s a field without conventions, and that’s what makes it so exiting for me! For me art means To do things different! So while everyone made sculptures or oil-paintings, I wanted to make things differently, and so I invented my own technique with remarkable materials and a unique recognition value. Of course, the beginnings weren’t easy. A lot of people didn’t take my idea serious, ignored me or said: „Tim, you are just a normal guy from a little town in Germany. You can’t become an artist. Do better something decent.” But the will to achieve my vision was stronger than all the people doubting me. And here I am. Two and a half years after finishing the first artwork with my sand and gold technique, I’ve reached every young artists goal! I’m going to host my own solo show in New York City! My advice to all dreamers out there is: Follow your vision and if you have a dream DREAM IT BIG!