Oil and acrylic on canvas
175 x 210 cm
Dorothee Liebscher's paintings depict imaginary views of architectural and landscape spaces, which often portray run-down, abandoned buildings, partly overgrown by vegetation. For the artist, who lives and works in Leipzig, the investigation into spatial themes holds central significance. The viewer adopts the image protagonist role and experiences the architectural structures. Insinuated landscape views, as well as a deep horizon, convey a great sense of depth. This results in thoughtfully constructed spaces that interpret reality subjectively and reveal to the viewer a hidden world that always offers new mysteries and raises questions. The paintings feature a specific color palette and exist in a field of tension between nostalgia and utopia. Partially surreal pictorial worlds emerge on the canvas. Through the intertwining of reality, memory, and fiction, spatial compositions emerge that invite the viewer to embark on his or her own exploration of an unfamiliar, yet at the same time seemingly familiar world.