A spectator who gazes upon a painting by Joachim Buchholz for the first time will discover a confusing play of colours. Some of his creations, which are interspersed with levels, spaces and colours, may appear to be the opposite of abstraction due to its liveliness and superabundance.
The reduction of colours and geometry causes the spectator’s mind to give a “meaning” to the things his eyes perceive or to find known forms in the work. This is neither the artist's intention, nor can it be prevented.
The artworks are named after the stars that can be seen from Earth and have been known to mankind since ancient times. This will contribute to how a spectator that is familiar with certain narratives perceives the art and gives the artwork an additional dimension and a depth that is connected with tradition.