by Marco J. Bodenstein
by Prof. Dr. Theo Reim
by Dr. Helmut Bachmaier
to: Élan Vital | Reality | Perception | Boody | Round | Female | Eros | Nature
The artist should support the totality of the senses, the appeal to all emotions. And in this regard, Christian Peschke is a fanatic where the art of perception is concerned. The eyes should learn to see and the hands and skin should learn to feel. His sculptures are not only there to be seen but need to be touched as well, so that the material and the surface – the skin – of the stone can be felt. This art wants to be touched and explored with the hands and fingers: the fullness of the world should be discovered with the fullness of perception because, as Merleau-Ponty put it, the world is that which we perceive.
With Peschke, sensitivity and attraction belong together in order to create an overall impression. The magnificence and shine of the colours complete the overall impression and fullness of perception. As far as that is concerned, art is always a festival of the senses with Peschke, a celebration of joy. This happy experience of art is created by the stimulus to our senses, which are activated, come alive, open up and participate in the world of art. Art as an art of perception, an explosion of the senses and as an encounter with a new reality that can be seen and felt – this is all combined in the work of Christian Peschke, and gives his work its special aura.