Eberhard Ross Text
Recent paintings by Eberhard Ross elude any conceptual definition in a way that is both gentle and determined. Thus, to talk or write about them is particularly challenging – and this is directly linked to the utterly distinctive qualities of these paintings. What can be said about them is something we feel intuitively as soon as we encounter them, something which must result from experiencing them in patient contemplation and not from preconceived notions about painting in general, or about themes such as „abstraction“, „monochromy“, „color painting“ or any of the other categories normally applied with respect to such color-intensive, non-objective paintings. The assertion that these paintings are „quiet pictures“, which may sound a little like a cliché, holds true by the fact that everything that can be said about them necessarily arises from the stillness of intensive gazing.