German Stegmaier: Untitled 2008, charcoal on paper; © (German Stegmaier) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2010; Photo: Friedrich Rosenstiel
Untitled 2008, charcoal on paper
© (German Stegmaier) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2010
Photo: Friedrich Rosenstiel
Linie Line Linea. Contemporary Drawing

German Stegmaier often works for long periods of time on his drawings. He is determined but hesitant, creating delicate linear constructions based on no prior plan. Sometimes he rubs out lines, which nonetheless remain visible. His drawings fill out the paper right to the margins. Although they are abstract, they also remind us of architecture, spaces and bodies.