Scheinbogen, 2014

digital print fine art print on Hahnemühle photo rag ultra smooth 305 g/m2, 150×150 cm.
alu-dibond, wooden frame, 152×152 cm

Scheinbogen consists of the seven colors of the seven euro banknotes from 5 to 500 euros. The colors have been taken from the specimen notes on the European Central Bank website and —starting with the 5-euro note and increasing in value— positioned diagonally next to each other so that they call to mind a rainbow. The rainbow, a magnificent spectacle of nature, has left its trace in the cultural history of mankind. […] The title Scheinbogen contains several meanings: the German word Schein can refer to the sheen of a rainbow, to a banknote, but it can also mean a mirage or illusion.

Sandra Dichtl, Özlem Günyol & Mustafa Kunt (Dortmund: Verlag Kettler, 2014).

Installation view; Dortmunder Kunstverein
photo 1: Roland Baege