Germany, 1996

"Broschmann’s paintings are meeting places in which shapes and forms can let their hair down, empty their pockets and still exist. While this may induce a sense of panic, Broschmann doesn’t live in the comfort of interpretation or concrete statements. Drawing inspiration form a personal collection of found images from the media and advertising, he isolates a so-called squiggle, blob, arch, and releases them from their linguistic content. Such markings are not mere representations of existing images, but instead expressions of a sensibility: of knowing rather than knowledge itself. 

From such knowing a certain vulnerability arises in piercing through the skin of images in the now and not the why. While Broschmann’s paintings don’t outwardly resist interpretation, they give me space to be gentle with my own perceptions."

- Michelle Son