Theresa Lükenwerk: Untitled 2004, coloured pencil on transparent paper (1); © (Theresa Lükenwerk) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2010; Photo: Jens Ziehe
Untitled 2004, coloured pencil on transparent paper
© (Theresa Lükenwerk) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2010
Photo: Jens Ziehe
Linie Line Linea. Contemporary Drawing

From the masses of reproduced pictures in magazines and travel catalogues Theresa Lükenwerk selects two details of a photo. Working contrary to the acceleration of industrial reproduction technology she uses a very complex and slow process whereby she draws a lower arm and a yellow air mattress in the grid of an offset print. Dot by dot and one colour after the other, she produces a remarkable transformation of a trivial motif into her own personal picture that gives the world a new and magical aura.