Size 40 x 42 x 20 cm
Location Johanneskirche Düsseldorf 2017 / D21 Kunstraum Leipzig 2019
A commissioned work for the Protestant Church in the anniversary year of the Reformation. “Negative space” – this is how we call the space between two figures is called in the art world. Such a negative space is taken from a still of the horror film "Shining" by Stanley Kubrick (USA 1980). It shows a father with his little son, their faces facing each other in profile. The transformation of this space into a new – positive – form refers to the desire to understand the incomprehensible. A basic interest that art, psychology and religion share. In the religious context of the exhibition, the work also corresponds with Christian depictions of the relationship between God Father and his Son.