Old plaster, structures and leftovers from faded posters and texts. Shadows of passing human beings. Moments and views.
In the new works these elements are taken up or cited and – as photography, gouache and drawing – they are placed on marble and structural plaster.
... Ralf Walraff's most recent works street notes are puzzles, monochrome miniatures whose brittle structure reflects fragility and transience. Inspired by weathered facades on which traces of word and image scraps from old posters could still be guessed, he now composes street scenes using photography, drawing and painting and associatively fuses them into new motifs. With subtle humour he looks at the everyday; in this way the viewer is able to discover the familiar and the irritating.
Text: Catalog Kunst Tage Brauweiler 2014