In 1992 Sander started working with woodchip wallpaper. A 180 x 180 cm piece of wallpaper was taken off the wall in the Mercedes-Benz office building in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, house 136, room 38. A picture and a frame, 130 x 130 cm large, were entirely covered with this wallpaper and then hung upon the piece of the wall which had been uncovered.
The work is now part of the Daimler-Benz Stuttgart-Möhringen Collection. Only the title refers to the original place of installation, where the uncovered square still remains.
Since this key work in 1992 Sander has created woodchip wallpaper pieces. The pictures’ subjects have thus disappeared under the coarse wallpaper, forming a monochrome relief, and the beholders are left to envision the potential motifs. The pictures become a surface on which we can project a multitude of imaginary possibilities.
Presented in exhibitionsGalerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, 2023
Museion, Bolzano, 2020