In the pencil drawings by Michael Goller, the pure line channels its irrevocable way into the picture. These are exclusively reflections of the past, that organize themselves in a continual working process on the paper under the artistís moderation. The artist found access to the pencil drawings by meaningful photographs from his personal past. He destroyed those photographs after drawing in order to confront his drawing process with uniqueness und thus with evanescence. Now, he transfers this attitude of appreciation of the image from his own past as an unique conception of history together with the experience of destruction to images from daily newspapers. He extracts them from their original meaning and places them on large as well as small sheets of paper, driven by the urge to find the pure line. Every moment has its own past and future as conceptions within us. The past has been given a final shape- we have a concept of it and believe to discern history because of this image. They are the concentrated presence of what has been in the present and thus form (individual) reality.
Michael Goller absorbs the world and brings it to paper with the utmost appreciation. The artist is the indispensable moderator, conductor, tamer- many terms could be applied- of a self-encountering composition. By looking at the pencil drawings we will see content that is assembled into new contexts."