Michael Schmidt, Natur


'With his series of black and white images of German landscapes, created between 1987 and 1997, Michael Schmidt has designed a new imagery that deconstructs the world that presents itself to him. As works of light and form, Schmidt's paintings are characterized by a wealth of silver tones and a spectrum of shades of gray, whose play of light and dark develops imperceptibly and in an almost mystical way. Through the use of filters Schmidt is also able to neutralize the world, making it difficult for the subjective perception of the viewer. Through this process, a process of montage, Michael Schmidt creates his own idiom and with the linear sequence of images in the book a self-contained world.' (MACK)