The Elements

I continued my artistic examination of Paul Gerhard´s lyrics “Geh aus, mein Herz, und suche Freud” with drawings and paintings of the four classic elements.

I developed figurative and allegoric portrayals of fire, water, air and earth in relation to interpretations of the European history of art. In a five-part sequence of pictures I depicted our existence and its relation to the four elements – both harmonious, integral, regenerative, and inconsistent, destroying.

In the production process I started drawing with chalk and charcoal. The results are drawings which to my view are independent artworks with their own specific means of expression.