Robert Steng’s artistic material is wood. The artist, born in 1972 inBietigheim-Bissingen, strictly collects discarded furniture, maturedtimbers, surfaces coloured and tanned by sun and weather, specificgrains or corpus connections. In his works, he arranges or places thematerial in such a way that a new three-dimensional image appears. But what emerges here irritates the viewer’s expectations and is animaginary spatial situation. Robert Streng plays with suggestivepower. Light and shadow, for example, do not really exist, but are theresults of different types of wood or different layers of wood. You’retempted to touch the surfaces to make sure they’re real.