Dusk, 2013, 100x150, Acryl/ Molino
At first sight, the paintings of Aurelia Gratzer seem to be a closed system of sections, lines and structures; compact, rich in contrast, almost industrial.
But Aurelia Gratzer torpedoes every urge in the observer’s mind to complete the composition; the compositional structure, seemingly clear, is made unclear in order to clarify painting itself, in order to guide the eye, to let it linger and give scope for irritation.
Looking at these paintings can become a delightful game of spatial possibilities and impossibilities, which, suggested by Aurelia Gratzer or complemented by our perception, expand the possibilities of painted space.
Andreas Hoffer /excerpt