Figure exists only, when borders are touched.

 Borders are indeed, more or less, but always pervious.

 That is what matters. 

It seems clear to discover dream notations in such paintings.

I know that dreams are very important for the work of Maria Schoof.

Patti, 2020,  ink on paper, drawing by Maria Schoof
Patti, 2020, ink on paper, drawing by Maria Schoof

 

  It‘s about nothing else than the description of a wise way of working and perception. 

 Dreams clear up the tidiness of the day‘s work and restore the initial chaos.

  Hegel, at the beginning of his philosophy, calls it: „The night of the world“.

 It awakens the dormant possibilities before awakening, which then leads back to fixity.

 What remains is a remnant of memory that unsettles

and points the way out of the routine of thinking. (...)

 

  Excerpt from a speech by the writer and poet Hans Brinkmann (Chemnitz)

on the occasion of the exhibition opening Yard, 2018, Hamburg