Aurelia Waßer

Aurelia Waßer's most recent work confronts us with bewilderingly sublime landscapes. Her paintings have always had an affinity to scenic surfaces and their deep-running currents, but never before had the artist so consistently made the landscape itself the subject of her art.

Now it shows: Her figures, familiar from her earlier works and not given away by the artist up to now, grow out of the most disparate panoramas: moonlike, volcanic, desert-like ones; out of fissures, crevices, rifts; silent expanses, firmaments, troubled fields. They have roots in the ground of landscapes, unfolding their peculiar presence and their subtle richness of relations which are waiting to be discovered in their vastness.

 

Aurelia Waßer's landscapes are thus a romantic setting in the truest sense of the word: They always represent an elemental ’inside’ or ‘beneath’. Her paintings are geographic forms of a complex inner life, of whose structures and preoccupations the artist sounds the depths as she paints.

Mental landscapes develop in the process which, not least through the materials she works with, are close to the earth, dust-bound; raised out of sand, ash, and coal. They draw their vitality from the suspenseful opposition of bright spectrums of colours and burned, charred organic material, which, as we gaze upon them, seems to light up passionately one last time – again and again.

Beyond these extremes, Aurelia Waßer's expressive art is unattainable because we are unattainable ourselves beyond these extremes.

Stefan Jooß

Weite II
Weite II
Mischtechnik auf Leinwand
2009
130 x 150 cm
Aufbruch I
Aufbruch I
Mischtechnik auf Leinwand
2007
130 x 150 cm
Geistesebenen V
Geistesebenen V
Mischtechnik auf Leinwand
2008
110 x 120 cm
Stille Weite XIX
Stille Weite XIX
Mischtechnik auf Leinwand
2009
220 x 160 cm
Stille Weite XVIII
Stille Weite XVIII
Mischtechnik auf Leinwand
2009
220 x 160 cm