Dirk Salz

Salz’s works are characterized by two contradictory features: The smooth reflecting surfaces and the depth effect of the color transparency requiring two opposite directions to view from. The shiny surfaces restrain the view, diverting it into the picture’s environment; while the transparency of the color layers directs the view into the picture, opening up a depth dimension that at first glance seems to be non-existent.
Only when moving around before them do we notice that lines and surfaces, certain light or dark areas in the picture, will shift or completely disappear, that other striking things will suddenly enter the picture – or that, vice versa, details that seem to be mere reflections at first glance, turn out to be stable components of the paintings that remain even if we look at them from a different perspective.
Dirk  Salz
Dirk Salz