Karoline Bröckel (*1964) draws what she sees, what she hears. She pays attention to the flight of a swallow as well as the paths of an ant, the falling rain or snow, the branches of a tree moved by the wind. She watches these trackless movements and transfers the impulse of movement into her drawings. The works, consisting of abstract lines and textures, are thus completely detached from their natural origin. By decoupling the line from its intentions, by tying it closely to the impulses of her movement models, Bröckel turns it into a surprise. Alienating, beautiful in a strange way, haphazardly new and inexplicable in its course.
The catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Werner Klein Gallery in Cologne (2-30 October 2021).