The transfer technique of the ‘Motherboard Project’ accelerated Aderhold`s progress towards liberation. A small canvas is pressed onto a large one and, based on chance, takes on its colour and texture (or fails to do so) before being reworked in a number of subsequent phases. Establishing a painterly balance between spontaneity and control, between pure intuition and analytic judgement, demands experience with the channels of one’s own drives and a persistent examination of the purpose of the creative act.
Colour and paint provide the impulse behind Aderhold’s composition, but a subtle constructive process is at work behind the manifest dynamism of his painting.
Viola Stohwasser-Gerdsen, art historian, Hamburg
Photos: Nicolai Stephan