The artist Nicole Bianchet, born in 1975 in Los Angeles and residing in Berlin and the Netherlands, does not paint – she works her pictures. She scores and scratches the wood with a box cutter, peels and damages the base, colors in the injuries as if she were healing scars. Bianchet says about this: “I try to be as controlled as possible and as chaotic as necessary.” Parallel to her studies (1995–2002) at the renowned Karlsruhe Kunstakademie (master-student of Gustav Kluge) she studied opera singing. Many of her works involve not just painting and drawing but photography, sculpture, installation and above all music. Her exhibition focuses on new large-format landscapes painted on wood that show parallel worlds of concretely imagined figures or in which nature stands for the “altar ego”.