In her works Elisabeth Sonneck intersects minimalistic spatial concepts with complex coloristic experiments. She focuses on color as an unstable being, the effect of which ultimately depends on the surrounding context – a topic that goes far beyond painting.
The colors unfold a rich spectrum of subtle nuances, in which the consciously reduced painterly gesture emphasizes the painting’s biography, especially in the often-facetted brush stops. Her multilayered, semitransparent color rhythms arise freehand, in the same precise bodily process as her unfixed, balanced color-installations.
Since 2006 Elisabeth Sonneck has developed numerous site-specific works, which transform the particularities of the sites into color spaces; she has realized room paintings as well as extensive color-installations with flexible paper formations: her so- called scroll paintings, in a permanent metamorphosis between painting, object and sculpture.