Paul du Bois-Reymond

In his works, Paul du Bois-Reymond shows the enormous fragile life and never dissolving fears on scenes of chaos, where metropolis and nature are strangely interwoven. A narrative world outlook leads his graphite pencil, regulates the bright and dark with the countless openings of light grey until metal black. Simultaneous contrasts are shown, not of colours, but of things, happenings, induced by brutal prism. This magical method of the surrealists permits crucial tests and nightmares of everyone’s own imagination.

The Anti-idyll: an artist- attitude carried to extremes. This leads to extreme affect changes. Sometimes the picture immenseness retires for a moment, maybe to rest!?

But there is no peace – that is the melancholic realization of this paper works. Snapshots, patterns and structures come into the field of view unforeseeable, pushing themselves on stage. All this has to get organized and disordered; has to be shown and hidden at the same time. It is an immense pressure on opened and closed eyes. In that case, Paul du Bois-Reymond’s knowledge and talent of placing effects within his graphite-papers, is a blessing for his works and observer.

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