Rosemarie Trockel
Rosemarie Trockel: Untitled, 1990; Ink on paper (Kitchen paintings); © (Rosemarie Trockel) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2003
Rosemarie Trockel: Untitled, 1990
Ink on paper
© (Rosemarie Trockel) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2003
Photo: Bernhard Schaub

Likewise, in Rosemarie Trockel's art, i.e., in her series, it is all a matter of the "twilight of the idols". The series merge, crisscross, bifurcate, and divagate from the prescribed path in a rapid continuous process, pausing only occasionally at a standalone work as if to gather breath for a new start. (...) Hotplates swarm out of the chain of electric cooking ranges and unpredictably invade a series of drawings where, divesting themselves of their "model", they assume an entire repertoire of roles as mere "masks" – either bosoms or haloes. In this mobile, polyphonic and polyvalent meshwork of non-identities, "idols" will seek in vain a one-of-a-kind status. ...

Gudrun Inboden, Rosemarie Trockel's Doubles, in: Rosemarie Trockel, ifa-english text book, p. 25