Peinture Fraîche (literally: just painted) shows work by six painters of different generations. Erik Pape (1942) devoted his work almost exclusively to Paris until 2020. With the eyes of an outsider and a connoisseur, he gave places such as the Canal St. Martin, Sacré Coeur, Pont Neuf and then Place Stalingrad a new representation in order to master the cliché in it. In his recent work he chooses to depict simple things close to home such as a vase, plant or utensils against a monochrome background. Because of their simplicity, they are radical works in which painting is reduced to its bare essentials.
Lotte van Lieshout (1978) and Andrea Freckmann (1970) also focus on the daily environment and their own lives. Lotte van Lieshout often literally exposes herself to examine her relationship to the world. For example, she paints herself naked, crouching above reflective water or above an image of a mythical bird to reflect on her identity and origin.
In the series Requisiten und andere Ideeen (Props and Other Ideas) Andrea Freckmann paints furniture, objects, houseplants and animals, things from the interior of her house, precious and dear. Yet there is also room for small drama, the carnivorous plant can slowly digest a fly and the dog may burst out into howling. The small paintings on the wall are often quotes from previous works, so that you can read back her oeuvre in miniature.