Elke Hopfe is one Germany's outstanding pencil sketch artist. For more than 40 years she has remained true to this medium and to the theme of "Humanity". As a Professor at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, she has made significant contributions to her field and at the same time imparted her impressive skills onto generations of students. Her style is to give every line or stroke serious consideration and once created, a level of persistency. Every line remains to serve a function, including erasable lines. It is the constant struggle between lines and strokes wrestling for survival that defines the final outcome of her artwork.
Elke Hopfe's drawings are bulky, not easily accessible, but if the viewer's eye follows the lines, a universe can open up.