Hypnotic, daring and mysterious: the series »Into The Woods« seems to exist in an area that is somehow simultaneously abstract and perfectly clear, both familiar and completely foreign. The viewers are left with the impression of witnessing an imaginary, timeless space that seems to have sprung from surreal dreams. Yet, they might also feel quite comfortable and at home, as if they had already been there at some point in their lives. Light and darkness play a central role. In the darkness, created in many layers through drawing, ink and painting, Schmidt opens up imaginary, timeless spaces that are to be filled by the viewer. Our collective memory of the urban space at night, shaped by individual experience and cultural influence, comes into play here.
»Into The Woods No. 4«, 2021, Ink, acrylic marker, enamel, carving and scratching on ply wood 164 × 164 cm
»Into The Woods No.3«, 2020, bamboo feather and ink on found wood, carved and scratched into wood, 105 × 150 cm
»Into The Woods No.1«, 2020, bamboo feather and ink on found wood, carved and scratched into wood, 83 × 61 cm