„…If only I still knew what I saw at night, but that has all been slept away, and the painting finished the day before is already far away, the umbilical cord cut. It is hanging up to dry and the new painting is having its own adventure, its incomparably different risk. There is no link, no sequel, formulas don’t apply – unless one sees only a straight path and never wished to explore one’s own side roads (…)”

Heinz Trökes, cited from: Wolfgang Rothe (Ed.) “Wegzeichen im Unbekannten. Neunzehn deutsche Maler zu Fragen der zeitgenössischen Kunst”. Heidelberg 1962.

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