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Birgit Maria Wolf
It is hard to imagine the landscape of the northern Black Forest and its architectural perception without red sandstone as a natural building material. Two of the most outstanding examples of this are the Hirsau monasteries of St. Aurelius and St. Peter and Paul, built in the 8th and 11th centuries respectively. The latter, which is currently applying to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was once considered the most important Benedictine abbey in southern Germany and still attracts visitors from all over the world to this day.

In her 120-part work series REMINISCENCE, the Calw-born, Berlin-based artist Birgit Maria Wolf visualizes a backward-looking walk through the remains of these historic places. The seemingly destroyed ruins of St. Peter and Paul become a source of inspiration for an artistic montage that invites you to stroll around and heightens your senses.

The works, arranged in a square format and characterized by grains of sand from the colored sandstone applied to the canvas in layers, create a three-dimensional depth effect with impulsive radiance in the exhibition rooms.
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