Li Trieb´s art focuses on the experience of time. Under the title "Archiving the Moment", she explores in different work groups various possibilities of experienced and measured or subjectively experienced and objectively observed time. Since 1 January 2000, she has been working on a series governed by a highly consistent concept of life and art. Each morning, she defines the colour of the sky in words and takes a photograph. Using pure pigments, she subsequently sketches cloud formations, whose transience is reflected in the ephemeral technique of the unfixed drawing. Her series of graphite drawings, called "Water", also deals with aspects of time. The artist condenses the sensation of a permanantly moving water surface in numerous layers of delicate lines to create an apparent snapshot. Each face adds up to a dense, artistically sensitive and manifold installation on the time-theme.
Inspired by images of sky and water, she explores various possibilities of experienced and measured as well as subjectively experienced and objectively observed time in different work groups.
Says Li Trieb: "My work captures moments of awareness. Each instant refers to past and future moments. Each moment of realization and understanding appears as something that always announces itself, but never actually materializes. Whatever I experience and whatever comes within my observation, is only one in an apparently endless sequence of moments."