For several long seconds one feels as if in transit between the realm of fairy tales and that of daydreams. The personnel in her pictures love to listen to time with closed eyes. Franziska Fennert trusts the knowledge of transformation and the foundations of a chosen homeland.
Some pictorial signals come from far away, others are nourished from distant regions of the soul. It is the Eastern world that she travels through on the paths of slowness and has absorbed into herself: China, Java, countries in transition. She has cast out her anchor off the islands of hope. The origins of her ideational richness are heaven and earth, what is soft, and the swinging line, out of which emerges a color-saturated universe of its own. Asian ink painting tradition and Saxon Neo-Expressionism overlap.
Franziska Fennert is right to refuse to let her liberal boundary-crossing be limited by a genre label.
Christoph Tannert (June 2011)