The curators Aleksandra von Luxburg and Mario Bermel selected early and rare works of K.O. Götz. K.O. Götz always sought exchange with important abstract artists like the Japanese Yuichi Inoue, who introduced a new visual style to Far Eastern calligraphy. Japanese calligraphy originated in China. In contrast to Western penmanship, it has always been closely linked to the visual arts and has been an inspiration and a key to understanding the world.
K.O. Götz is one of the most important representatives of German informalism. At the beginning of the 1950s, he developed his squeegee technique: in rapid working steps, he uses a brush to place dark paint on a light primer of paste and then partially removes it again with a squeegee, thus achieving tremendous dynamism. His works with the paint brush, with which he applied his colours to canvas spread out on the floor, are also well-known. Götz always executed his works as quickly as possible and with great physical effort, but nevertheless, they were invariably precisely conceived and structured.