‘Drawings are like veins; blood vessels leading to the heart…I do not know if life is forever, but I know I make paintings to live.’
‘Through the lines there is a flow, fast and slow, always with a different speed. Without mastering humility, it is not possible for me to obtain the vertical mobility needed to illuminate new boundaries in painting. And what I hope for my paintings is that they think themselves into existence.’
‘Automatical drawings of the Dada games gave the line to the blind. The lines of the unconsciousness which lead to the unknown. Over and over re-addressing the line to blindly find the contour.’
Hauser & Wirth’s presentation at Art Cologne (11 – 14 April 2019) will be dedicated to Rita Ackermann, with a selection of new paintings from her Mama, Sister and Chalkboard series.