Gutinke Meine, a sculpture series by Fringe, is created to represent his alter ego. The character could be anyone, could be everyone, could be you or me.
The baby is universally cute, seems to inhabit no fixed time or place, so it’s a kind of ahistorical toy. It looks futuristic and forlorn, but also a little retro. These intriguing contradictions in its personality allow for human traits to shine through.
Gutinke Meine gives Fringe space to play, and create various effects. Murakami daisies, Warhol print, Spongebob Squarepants, Hello Kitty and details of great masters like Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt.
Otherwise Gutinke Meine pops up in the paintings of Fringe as a central character with real concerns. There is a universal niceness about Gutinke Meine, being the ordinary person dealing with love and deep matters of the heart.