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Matthias Beckmann

In Matthias Beckmann’s drawings we rediscover what we already know, we remember what we have seen, we come to places we have not yet visited, and we wonder what may be represented in those drawings with strange perspectives and details. Drawing is not photography. The line is the result of a process in time. What may seem like the representation of a moment is the result of a process of translating what has been seen and experienced into a trace, the line. The line runs over the sheet of paper, turns curves, bends around corners, stops here, sets in there, traces the outlines of things and phenomena, is tamed and at the same time free.