Mirko Schallenberg's still lifes open up a world of things, where the eye can lose itself in a quiet interplay of balance and imbalance, symmetry and asymmetry, materiality and ephemerality.
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His 'Dingpyramiden' are reminiscent both of the great masters of Renaissance still life and, in their compositional abstraction and spirituality, of Piet Mondrian. Thus, in the often large-format works, one encounters pieces of grass inspired by Albrecht Dürer or fish hanging down on strings, reminiscent of the still lifes by the Spanish painter Juan Sánchez Cotán.