Despite stylistic differences in their works, historical texts provide a starting point for both Tiziana Jill Beck and Claus Georg Stabe - it is an incentive for drawing and influences both methodology and pictorial content as a linguistic companion and representative of language in function. […]
Martin Kippenberger's text work "241 Bildtitel zum Ausleihen für Künstler" (1986) is the source for Tiziana Jill Beck’s extensive, highly heterogeneous Marshmallow Moments series, in which she drew associatively to the titles offered, returned the titles and kept each corresponding number. […]
Claus Georg Stabe shows shimmering pictorial motifs, created from thousands of ballpoint pen lines, which seem to quickly vanish once they manifest themselves in the eye of the viewer. Stabe, who refers to music as the essential framework for his art (…), has also chosen a text work to be the base for the exhibited series: the "Universal Solar Calendar" by US avant-garde musician Angus MacLise from 1969. In 365 lines MacLise assigned a new name to each day of the year. Now, half a century later, Stabe provides the corresponding images.
Text excerpt: Carsten Tabel, 2020