Nick Dawes creates complex colour arrangements with fluid forms and thus pursues a new quality of painterly abstraction. The ostensibly impulsive painterly gestures of his paintings are, however, achieved by an exact plan that leaves almost nothing to chance. The artist distils abstract forms from the formal particularities of road signs or other sign-like quotidian objects, which he then captures as pencil drawings and transfers to the canvas with thinned poured oil paint. In Susanne Roewer’s works, glass joins silver-plated bronze to such an extent that the transparent glass corpus adapts to the solid metal and thus reflects on its own process of formation. The glass is blown in temperatures over 1000 °C and shaped on the bronze corpus, and in its amorphous structure adjusts to the metal.