Elke Schmölzer - And how are you?
“The eyes are the windows of the soul.” Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Time and again multifarious enigmatic faces find their way out onto the canvas, equipped with a varying number of eyes, which look at the viewers mysteriously and inquisitively, thus throwing them back on themselves by asking: and how are you?
The faces serve as a mirror and encourage an imaginary communication between the picture and its beholder – the question mark as an invitation to turn from passive recipient to active participant: Which of the faces resonates with me – the cheering or the grieving one, the twinkling or the marvelling one? Which state of mind can I relate to? How far am I ready to immerse myself in my own soulscapes?
These humorous and yet well-grounded snapshots of emotional states have meanwhile grown into a whole series, generating continuously new aspects.