The silhouettes

At the end of the 1990s Niemöller began to explore the adaptability of the silhouette. The special effects of the mostly representational depictions are partly achieved through the usage of black spray paint, with which he prepared the material to be used for the silhouette.

The original two-dimensional material has taken on a life of its own owing to this preparatory treatment and his carefully calculated choice of form when cutting the silhouettes. The resulting artistic works strike the viewer as being particularly vivid. The silhouette appears to be a sculpture and simultaneously plays with the imposed or supposed rules of realistic representation.