Caramelle is making a wall fresco in a big room, and exhibiting works on sun-bleached paper and a few small panels in the room behind it.
Originally trained as a glass painter, Ernst Caramelle has been making his name since the early eighties with a wide-ranging oeuvre of artist's books, posters, works on sun-bleached paper and illusionist wall frescos, in which conceptualism and painting are combined in an extraordinary way. The most eye-catching works are the wall paintings, which demonstrate an unusual mixture of geometric abstraction and trompe-l'oeil. In several layers of thin watercolours and colour pigments, Caramelle applies flat geometric motifs to specific parts of the architecture. The effect is a delicate mix of real and illusory space and architecture, through which Caramelle conquers real space with painted space. Visitors find themselves in a room that has become ambiguous.