“It is comforting simply because it is
beautiful. These days’ beauty is not in fashion. We don’t need it. Beauty is an
ideal of mine, as much as it ever was. I can’t find anything bad about it. But
beauty is being discredited.” Gerhard Richter
Whereas Richter can’t find anything bad about beauty, I sometimes experience
mere beauty as empty. However, things that one may normally not pay attention to I like to give a spotlight. To me those are beautiful
without being boring or empty.
Often these are some sort of leftovers.
The charcoal drawings are inspired on leftovers
of bean peels. They emphasize their shapes, asking you to look at something you probably never have taken the time to really look at before.