The overpaintings

From the start of the new millennium Niemöller took up the challenge of overpainting. His works in this category were created using black felt tip pens exclusively on a background of individual pages taken from catalogues of his own earlier exhibitions.

The creative points of reference here stem from the possible change of perspective while simultaneously working with loose pages and a fixed layout of text and illustration as well as the reproduction of his own exhibited works. What happens is that the original basis, which supplies certain rules in terms of form, is open to a very wide range of new interpretations. This combination results in the viewer’s observing a playful easiness and freshness when he/she studies the works.