Buildings made of concrete constructed from the inside out, contrary to the viewer’s perspective, let us curiously discover a labyrinth of walls, ceilings and floors. Houses become cities. Sometimes a stair case obstructs the view. The concept of disguise provokes a detailed and scanning observation.
In the same way, attention is needed for Wolfram Ebersbach’s works, which are also concerned with urban spaces. Reductively, with little colour, but with purposefully placed highlights and contrasts, he designs/arranges his images with finest nuances of brightness. Ebersbach focuses on the apparently unappealing and provides it with a mythical dimension. At the same moment he breaks it up into abstraction. After decrypting the extract you will recognise the perspective and a motive. He works with the scheme of vista and consciously creates viewing windows in his pictures, which is similar to Czarnetta’s three-dimensional work. His sculptures lend the feeling of walking down a street of houses, which guide us through the gallery. Transit. Keep on moving.
Wolfram Ebersbach was born in 1943 in Zwickau. He studied in Wolfgang Mattheuer’s class at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig where he also taught from 1992 to 2008. Since then, he works and lives in Leipzig and Wurzen.
Oliver Czarnetta, born in 1966 in Düren, obtained his doctorate in Art History. Since 2011 he lives and works in Leipzig and Aachen.