"The Influence of Coincidence" is a study in the influence of random processes on man-made objects.
The motifs are small fragments of something that most people either overlook - or dismiss as decidedly ugly and repulsive.
The raw material is the posters and stickers that are stuck up in public spaces. It can be stickers with "Street Art" or posters with advertisements or political messages. They all have in common that there is a great deal of human involvement in their creation. Graphic designers, photographers, models, advertising people and more have collaborated to create a visual expression with the aim of capturing the interest of passers-by. But as soon as the posters are stuck up, a basically endless process of decomposition and change starts. Degradation due to wind and weather, sun and wind, rain and snow - but also new human intervention such as repeated overlays, tear-offs and graffiti painting - all without thought for the underlying material.
During the process, in the midst of the messy and unsightly - small miracles - small fragments - which can either simply be interesting in their expression, but which often also contain an astonishing beauty, arise.
Often there are traces of the original, but just as often the result of the ravages of random processes is a completely transformed expression – figurative or non-figurative and abstract. Maybe something an artist could have created?
The exhibition can be seen as the big city's own form of poetry – the big city and its people's unconscious, raw imagery.