The drawings by Ralf Ziervogel (1975) have been called a „theatre of brutality“. In fact the bodies depicted are in extreme physical situations - they are entangled in one another, knotted, fettered and mutilated. „I want to carry the simplicity and fragility of human bodies to the greatest possible extreme“, Ziervogel once said.
His delicate, complex ink drawings spread out over paper webs that are in some instances square metres in size. Only when examined closely do the monochrome networks resolve into their grotesque individual scenes, only to fuse immediately thereafter into large-scale ornaments.