Serial technique as
a stylistic element

In her paintings, she shows a special interest in the serial representation of selected motifs and details. Blossoms, leaves, stems and grasses, but also technical subjects are assembled in an additive manner. Cornelia von Detten uses the serial technique as a stylistic element that matches her definition of aesthetics. Her systematic approach is based on a previously defined artistic concept.

Dr Karin Wimmer
Art historian and gallery owner


My special interest in repetitive structures and schematic patterns is shown in the images with technical motifs and their accumulation of wires, cables, hoses and electrical conduits. Motifs that catch my interest are photographed and processed. On my painterly path, I detach myself from the photographic motif by transferring the focused structure to the white canvas with a pencil, exaggerating, multiplying and reproducing it in variable dimensions.

Unimagined luminosity

The cycle represents a process of always new approaches and results. The focus is on the variety of one dominate monochromatic colour with its shades and colour tones , which suggests always moods. It transports the whole gamut of different moods, such as energie, joy, lasciviousness, passion, eroticism, tension and also aggression. Furthermore this is intensified by the linear rhythm of the exterior form and his internal structure. In future, I intend to continue and extend this cycle with additional larger formats.