Ralf Ziervogel: Ofu 2005, ink on paper, collection Schmidt-Kubica; © (Ralf Ziervogel) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2010; Photo: Scancolor, Leipzig
Ofu 2005, ink on paper, collection Schmidt-Kubica
© (Ralf Ziervogel) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2010
Photo: Scancolor, Leipzig
Linie Line Linea. Contemporary Drawing

From a distance the observer of Ralf Ziervogel’s drawing Ofu sees only a moving line ornament, but from close up this transpires to be a drawn chain of bodies clinging and tied to one another and falling through space. This drastic and comic-like spectacle of mutual torture can be seen as a criticism of societal fantasies of violence, and also as an expression of pleasurable experimentation with the possibilities of drawing. Ziervogel’s drawing Euroma also works with views from a distance and close up. What from a distance is a large bow like a corona turns out to consist of countless interlocking explosions.