into the
woods

The items of the “into the woods” series deal with spaces and how to escape from these. Spatial constellations are reduced to their essence and this alone raises the question when an arrangement of lines and planes can be perceived as a space. The spatial situations remain very vague allusions and, at first glance, create just compositions of light and shadow, colouration and lines. Occasionally they also vanish behind transparent surfaces. The observers and their locations are always included in the search. The simplicity and immediacy of this series is its core principle; reducing spaces to their essential elements and creating empty spaces at the same time creates free and open spaces. Escape from man-made spaces – also in a figurative sense – as well as the question about the dichotomy of nature and culture, man and society, are of the utmost importance. The thematic approach is also reflected in the materials used, which have a certain archaic touch. Charcoal and Chinese ink on bare canvas are used as a matter of course. The type of drawing and painting also makes this intended immediacy palpable and conveys a particular form of authenticity.

into the woods,
#1-4

200 x 100 cm,
indian ink, charcoal and pencil on canvas,
2016

into the woods,
#5-7

140 x 100 cm,
indian ink, charcoal and pencil on canvas,
2016