Elsa Zorkow

The first canvas we ever saw – it bore no title and its subject was not recognizable at once – seemed to vibrate and pulsate with an exceptional chromatic intensity, then, quite suddenly, we experienced the revelation of the recognition of two boxers: quite imperceptibly, we had been absorbing a part of the painting’s vitality and getting aware of the echo it produced in us. Each of Zorkow´s works might have a similar effect: it pierces the natural defenses of our sensibility and reaches into our innermost self. Instead of bringing us under the spell of a charming picture and attractive colours, the artist penetrates the secret recesses of our perception and awakens a life that was slumbering in us.