Jürgen H. Stäudtner situates very different human beings in urban contexts, which leaves spectators unclear about whether they have an apparent, an accidental or a concrete relation to each other. The mostly large-sized paintings use neutral grey backgrounds, which hinder any association with places one might know.
The pentaptych of the main work of the series “Around Public Places” shows persons in groups. These groups seam to build a reference on the relation of the individuals or the relation of the groups to each other. Its interpretation leads to an irritating meshwork of interpretation attempts.
Created in 2007 with oil and tempera on canvas.
All pictures of the series:
The communication which is betoken between individuals or groups is lost in time and space immediately, since the references between them do not or apparently not exist.
The canvases bear distance, closeness, emotion, indifference, cooperations and conflicts. There is no denouement, however countless stories with an open end.
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