According to Stefan Peters (b. 1978, BE), the significance of painting is inextricably connected with the meaning of life and the puniness of our existence. Bolstered by a strong fascination for the language of painting, Peters has for some years been aspiring to understand reality by disclosing the mechanics of representation. How and to what extent does the long tradition of the medium provide an answer to the complexity of contemporary reality? The artist meditates in paint while searching for a principle – which increasingly reveals itself to be the simplicity of a brush stroke or even a blank space. In the end, Stefan Peters creates visual vortexes. Even if there is always something unquestionably off-kilter about his illusory constructions, they invariably exert a fatal attraction on the viewer.