The overcoming of opposites is one of the central themes of Bernd Wolf’s work. In this closed cycle of black-and-white paintings, the artist leads his work into darkness. Based on the idea that the colors black and white are the two great colors of mourning in world cultures – white in Asia, black in the West – here shadows call forth the light. Vine black, marble and champagne chalk with traces of zinc and titanium, these paintings come from darkness and return there again. In a single act of painting, à la Prima, the bright in the dark asserts itself. As in moonlight the color withdraws and subtle nuances become visible.