It’s about ... connecting this simple and lucid painting with an equally simple and lucid movement of the body. The application of the colour and movement of the body form a symbiosis.
The formal structure of the image field due to contradictions and their removal results in a dynamic balance, counteracting the fixed definition of visual facts. You could say that the process-bound form of production of the image is translated into the simultaneous movement of the finished painting, and vice versa, this is a reminder of the physical process of the creation.
Ulrich Loock (From: Elisabeth Sonneck – In Farbe, 2011)
The title Passacaglia (originally a Spanish dance of the late Renaissance) addresses the central aspects of Elisabeth Sonneck’s work: the rhythmic organisation of colour in relation to the physical range of the artist, the frequent motif of passage in her site-specific works and the temporary, varying experience of colour.
© Artwork: Elisabeth Sonneck, © Photos oft the exhibition Lothar Sprenger