Charlotte Wielage, born in Lingen (Ems) in 1988, is a graduate designer (Dipl. Designer) who has studied and worked in Bielefeld, Darmstadt, Kauaʻi (Hawaii), The Hague (Netherland) and Hamburg.
In oil painting, glazing is a classic technique to give images transparency and depth. Here, color is applied layer by layer. The Spektrum series reinterprets this traditional style of painting, which uses industrially manufactured, everyday and non-art materials such as tape and felt-tip pens. As with the glaze, a painted adhesive tape was applied strip by strip, parallel, crossed, past each other, aptly. The layering creates new colors and depths at the nodes as well as small bubbles under the adhesive strips. This gives the picture a luminous and haptic dimension – the surface becomes plastic.