1987 · Germany
During the painting process, Ina Gerken experiences what seem like plans or recipes for how a painting will emerge. As it ultimately turns out, whatever control she thinks she has is only an illusion. In the end, the paintings are autonomous and follow their own logic, if they are allowed to. In Gerken’s latest works we see a change in the appearance of the shapes. Always in search of the right shape, she has now largely abandoned non-specific forms for a more figurative approach (without pointing to anything in particular), which leaves more room than before for the viewer’s imagination.