Christa Filser builds her collages with details from magazines and newspapers which she mixes with acrylic paint. Starting from the beautiful world known from fashion and advertising she originates completely new rooms, assembled into astonishing combinations. Often the figurative elements offer one a first clue, a frame of association from which the picture can be explored.
Also she takes material from journals, but mainly monochrome pieces which she cuts into a circle – often freehanded, sometimes also with the help of a pair of compasses. Starting from a white sheet she arranged them into a composition. Its abstractness provides plenty of room and invites the beholder to begin with her from the start and to uncramp the exploring look, to let it study less, but dance more.
The black brush marks on the glass are hereby like cuts or cracks in this world, here reality gapes open – the composition shouldn’t feel too safe, the magic wand could change it into something different in the next moment. All of it is only a snap-shot, the twinkling of the present.
"There is always a story within – but everybody can make it out on his own", she says. "The madness in our world" or "the beauty and what women do to their faces” she names as complex of topics, or her great, more widespread, picturesque and complex compositions.