Ingo Nussbaumer started in 2013 a series of watercolours, titled „Kaspar Hauser’s Versuch die befohlene Tonlage zu torpedieren“(Kaspar Hausers´attempt to torpedo the ordered theme). For viennacontemporary 2015 he realized another 16 works. The title urges from the sentence that Kaspar Hauser (1812 – 1833), a mysterious foundling in the Biedermeier period, was taught by the stranger who kept him „A söchtener Reuter möcht i wern, wie mein Voater gwen is“(I want to be a cavalryman, as my father was) that became for him a universal applicable explication, usable for various meanings. Ingo Nussbaumer modulates the theme figurative on the basis of a leading structure.
“For decades, Ingo Nussbaumer’s work has alternated between real materials and imaginary color spaces, between constellations and fragmentations, between scientific research and artistic action. Ingo Nussbaumer sees art as his real concern, but it symptomatic of his approach that the systematically investigative gaze keeps asserting itself between „actual“ artistic productions.' Vitus Weh