The language of images

Contribution of August 10, 2021

What does it say? First of all: Here I am, no question about it! But one thing at a time. The first is the enchantment in the eye of the beholder. Along with, it the power of allurement unfolds. It captivates the gaze and gives it much work to do. It sets the imagination into motion. Is there an order that can be deciphered? Aren’t there refractions her that nullify all regularity? And isn’t the regularity, where it dominates, again surprisingly set into motion by the fine structure? Thus aesthetics, which literally comes from perception, motivates the desire for association. And the associations are the great free play with which these pictorial objects captivate those who allow their gaze to wander among them.


Moods are awakened, strings are plucked, pictorial motifs are thought through, fantasies are aroused. Sometimes they may wander into cosmic realms, sometimes into the concrete world of tangible forms, sometimes the rhythm of clashing forms, colors and textures becomes perceptible. Messages are not to be feared. No fetters are placed on the freedom of contemplation, just as the pleasure of contemplation when looking into a landscape arises from the tension between what has become and what has been made.

Dynamic or filigree visual ideas combine with plays of color, which are sketched and elaborated entirely by the unfettered imagination. And the focus is always on the contrast between the form and the lively, open character of the surfaces. The artist’s will and the material’s will are constantly in dialogue. The contrasts between figurative representation, abstraction and the concrete appear to be suspended and resolved in a synthesis. Or to put it briefly: magical intensity is a characteristic of Beatriz von Eidlitz’s art.

Eberhard Falcke (2015)