"... Beatrice Dettmann's pictures do not have anything final. They are rather snapshots and work like a flashlight's fixation of a human attitude in a completely determined situation, which may change in the very next moment.

Despite freezing the moment these snapshots incorporate however the past and the future. Movement in the deadlock -this is a great attraction of the pictures of Beatrice Dettmann. Supported by the technique of the color application there develops something like a stopping in motion. Layer on layer the fast drying Eitempera colour is pasted on the canvas. The surface wins at depth and becomes the space, in which the figures move and even radiate movement. Fixing of the moment in the image carries thereby the possibility of recognizing in itself, because the substantial of human attitude in the context of the meeting with others is caught..."

Andrea Karsten

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