This painting by Michael Goller is from his former period.
Now four years later, not only has the appearance of Goller’s pieces changed radically, but also the way in which they are created. Following a momentous yet fundamental process of grappling with both his surroundings and himself, the artist arrived at a new method which demanded that his oeuvre follow a new course. Michael Goller no longer requires external impulses or pictorial concepts as catalysts in order to step into his creative power. After years of developing his own imagery, he can now create from the realm of his own imagination. In order to advance to these inner sources – into the depths, as it were – stillness, complete isolation from the external world and extreme focus are key. “I meditate with colours” was how Alexej von Jawlensky described it. However, Michael Goller has no immediate need for paint. For now his main medium is paper, sometimes with wall-sized formats, which he fills with a graphic network of pencil, ink or silver point in a state of deepest concentration.
Director of the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)