I like to travel, and of course without blinders. However, what I see descends into the basement. And then one goes up and down within oneself with the elevator, consciously or unconsciously, and cites that seen, often only in vague outlines. I don’t need stimulants to be able to paint. It is the same impulse as in a water tap with water pressure: it comes out when I turn on the tap. That is the impulse. There had to be a tap mechanism; I want to belong. However, I view all these categorisations, labels and classifications as unbearable limitations and constrictions.

Heinz Trökes, cited from the exhibition catalogue of the Galerie Christoph Dürr, Munich 1977.