The idea that pictures represent a kind of meta-architecture is taken up by the Swiss artist Rita Ernst. She transforms sensual impressions from the field of architecture into the language of concrete-constructive art. First of all, she uses her camera to trace the play of light and shadow in buildings of different epochs and then develops a painting from these photographic sketches that arouses emotions. Deviating from the principles of concrete art, surfaces become spaces in which the eye can discover new secrets again and again. Rita Ernst is inspired by Mies van der Rohe as well as by the Carolingian monasteries in Switzerland and the buildings of Sicily, where her second studio is located.