artwork, Dörte Meichsner


Dörte Meichsner

I am interested in working with silhouettes and shapes which occur when reducing details. Since 2002 I have taken up the same theme again and again.

The early paintings show scenes of people within interiors, they are almost faceless and in conversation with each other. By working with backlighting, silhouettes are created and details are blurred out and all fragments merge to become one big piece. There are no boundaries between people and their surroundings. Light, colour and movement are basic elements of these works and by painting with expressive brush strokes and vibrant colours everything appears to be in motion.

Sometimes I work with monoprint, for me it is another way to paint and I find it surprising what comes out. The process of working in many layers makes these works substantial and gives them a personal handwriting.