In the 1950s, the unpopulated and often Mediterranean-styled architectural landscapes of Eberhard Schlotter (*1921), achieved public acclaim. His observations are concerned with unspectacular details, and the signs of life and transience in crumbling and walls weathered buildings.
Since 1993 Eberhard Schlotter has spent several months a year in Peru. In rundown lodgings in poor neighbourhoods, he has rediscovered he motifs of his early years and reformulated them into a comprehensive series of paintings. Today, his view of the world is very close to that of photography, and is concentrated on powerful cropped small-scale images. Using the theme of architecture as well photography as a pictorial medium, Schlotter makes a strong contribution to current discourse within contemporary painting.