Text by Wolfgang Büscher
Neo Rauch traverses many boundaries in his work: surrealist and realist; comic and serious; dreamlike and journalistic. Rather than condensing his work into one genre or framework, Rauch combines iconographic and visual elements from diverse worlds: comic strips, advertising, film, architecture, design, German culture, art history, and history, in general. This specially designed volume presents Rauch’s drawings, which reflect the archetypal and mythical nature of his work. An interview with the artist and an introductory essay by Wolfgang Büscher provide depth and background to these selected works that hail from every period of Rauch’s career.