Rosemarie Trockel
Rosemarie Trockel: Young Man Dozing, 2000; Coloured crayon on paper; © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Photo: Bernhard Schaub
Rosemarie Trockel: Young Man Dozing, 2000
Coloured crayon on paper
© (Rosemarie Trockel) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2003
Photo: Bernhard Schaub

The concept of metamorphosis is so closely associated with surrealism that one hesitates to apply it to the art of Rosemarie Trockel. Her world of metaphor is wholly nonsurrealistic. There is nothing to link Trockel's art with the Freudian topos of the surrealists, the dream, nor with the structure of text that the unconscious ascribes to its volatile yet discursively consecutive images, so allowing a reading that informs the conscious state. It is rather sleep in its kinship with death that permeates almost all of Trockel's works. ...

Gudrun Inboden, see ifa-english text book, p. 28