The artwork of Urs Bachsteffel who was born in the Upper Palatinate in 1958 is the result of re-thinking the classical nude drawing that finally leads to its disolution. The line appears to disappear: there is no drawing in a classical way anymore but scrabbling, detaching single elements or emerging letters.
Over a number of years Urs Bachsteffel has been replacing the human body by starting an abstract and blurred coat-upon-coat painting which creates different impressions of physical and psycological presence.
Her works can be compared to writing a personal letter. Different picture elements are brought together here in a subjective, emotionled manner. It seems to be the same way Urs Bachsteffel combines the materials she uses for painting such as acrylic, watercolor and chalk.