This watercolour and chalk drawing makes Bernard Schultze’s painting technique and work method perfectly clear: he developed not only his large-format canvases by painting from an arbitrarily defined centre, without a predefined concept or composition, following the unconscious movement of the brush or the pencil and the colours, while at the same time controlling and planning tactically. All parts of the image area grow and run riot in all directions on an equal footing, providing an illusion of space and depth, not representing anything recognisable, but at the same time drawing our gaze into the dynamic image narrative.
The title of the painting, "On the Coast”," allows for an association with rough cliffs, over which ebb and flood, flora and fauna sway. This sheet is an allegory of emerging life and of the natural processes determining our world.
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