Gerlinde Zeiler - Objekts and paintings


I went to China without a special plan. Then I was really confused by all these new impressions, ideas and ways that things existed there. But slowly my wish to see China with my own eyes moved to the interest in un- derstanding more the Chinese view of their own country. So more and more the pictures produced in China about China gained my attention, like you can find them in posters, packages, cartoons, little figures....
These “found images” I reflected in a series of more documentary photographs showing Chinese advertisements;
then in a more subjective way in a group of paintings that are inspired by Chinese comic strips; and finally in cardboard-sculptures, in which I integrated several impulses from advertisements and gift-packages and tried to give them a spatial dimension.