Adelheid De Witte's larger-format canvases push away the boundaries of the two-dimensional surface further and further. The landscape fades out and eventually evaporates. It is up to the viewer to project a landscape in the clouds and the incidence of light. Contrasting geometric forms and colours, the confrontation between old and new, West and East intrigue the artist. Sources of inspiration include antique art, pietas, wooden statues of saints condemned to abstraction by the hands of time, paintings from the Romantic period, objects from De Witte’s childhood, prints of Japanese woodcuts and Japanese pattern books. In these Japanese art forms it is mainly the use of two contrasting colours within one monochrome movement that fascinates and inspires the artist.