The artworks hover between figurative and abstract, reality and illusion and only upon closer inspection do they reveal their actual character. The motifs, such as those in the woodcuts of the Chinese artist Qibiao Wang appear to the observer upon deeper inspection. Wangs artworks are composed of abstract surfaces and shapes forming the face of Buddha, while in the ink drawings of Ulrike Byttner lines are the dominant element. Byttner constructs figures mainly through overlapping contours which combine to form an abstract ensemble.
Frédérique Loutz creates human fantasy figures in her lithographies. Her source of inspiration are myths and fairytales. Loutz exploits every aspect of the technique to give her artwork a dynamic and experimental character. The revised heliogravures from Odile Maarek range between fantasy and illusion. The observer is inclined to associate the unreal images with literary works from the black romantic era. The prints from Francoise Pétrovitch incorporate this theme. Her artworks show fabulous female figures which connect to the emotional world of the observer.
The etchings from Diana Quinby impress with the choice of the motif. For instance, the artworks display particular details of the human body.
The named artworks are confronted with the works of Bernard Cousinier and Frank Badur. Those based on colour and shapes, and transmit a kind of reality through their abstractness, which doesn´t rely on the rendition of objects.