Michael Cren Pietsch lives in Berlin and currently works in a studio in the former GDR broadcasting centre in Berlin-Köpenick. Lettering is Cren’s great passion. It is the origin and until now the basis of his artistic work. He understands lettering as a central pillar of communication and as an essential everyday information carrier. However, in daily life letters are often perceived superficially and purely functional.
The intention of his work is to inspire the observer to a thoughtful scrutiny of letterings. Cren breaks the common rules of typography by breaking down the lettering in single letters. Then, he modifies and structures them according to his individual rules in order to re-construct them in an aesthetic cumulation of the single letters as a new composition.