â€œBecause I always see the precise photographic basis while I paint, I sense how the image forever oscillates between two levels of meaning,â€ Eberhard Havekost explains. â€œWhat I see while I experience, I combine with the act of looking at an image produced by the media.â€ Through his layered process, Eberhard Havekost is acutely aware of how a painting inherently departs from its original subject to gain its own self-referential dynamic. In Untitled, his tower block becomes almost unrecognisable from its source. Translated through the organic intervention of his brush, Untitled invents its own values of interpretation: the meditative qualities of surface, composition and gesture.
Quotes taken from â€˜Interview with Florian Illiesâ€™ Intervista Con La Pittura Gianni Romano, Postmedia Books 2003.