Christian Schellenberger (D)
My drawings are mostly created outside of the studio while traveling or on the go: On my way to the studio, in the S-Bahn, on buses or trains. On longer trips I develop more expansive drawing series. When drawing, I set a process into motion that is determined by control and coincidence, but also by physical effort. I observe what I draw and react to my own actions. En route and in the movement itself, I discover different strokes, scribbles, lines, writings and gestures, which I exercise, repeat and condense.
When working on large-format wall drawings, I proceed systematically: I begin at the lower left-hand corner and draw in writing direction. Placing one row over the other, I work my way up the wall. By constantly repeating the same strokes, I immerse myself in my movements. I accompany the lines that change over the course of the drawing process. Sometimes they are shorter, sometimes longer; sometimes straight or crookedly curved, and they all go in different directions. Still, I execute each stroke as precisely as possible so it will fit the overall writing flow. While I acquire a special kind of concentration over the course of this process, the growing structure on the wall attains a shimmering intensity affecting the entire space.