Picturetime - Mona Broschur
30. October 2020
Anyone looking at this picture seems to be looking into a showcase. The back is covered with a floral, flat-looking wallpaper, the floor is gray. The showpiece is a vase with a floral pattern on a black background, accurately placed in the center of the picture. Light reflections on the arch reinforce the impression of a neat presentation. But oh dear, the museum ambience of the pretty still life is disturbed! Rosy sausage shapes have crawled up to the fine ceramic from five sides and seem to want to climb it. One instinctively looks for traces of slime. But no, the artist didn't paint us any. Are these sausages just obscenely shaped supports, conceived by the crazy curator? They always mess up the pretty picture. Not only the geometrical symmetry suffers, the aesthetic one too. Is it politically incorrect, even racist, for the viewer to be uncomfortably touched by this pink invasion? Asymmetry, it turns out, can have psychological aspects too ... Mona Broschár studied at the Camberwell College of Arts in London and as a master student of Annette Schröter at the University of Graphic and Book Art in Leipzig.