Neo Rauch’s bright artwork has a surreal effect that gradually raises concern. Rauch’s work distinguishes itself by combining an eventful personal and political experience.
Rauch builds massive, rich, ostensibly narrative settings, yet the story remains elusive. Rauch’s figures are placed tightly together in compositions that vary between communist realism and Renaissance art, but they are maintained separate, indifferent with their surroundings, and their movements look paused. Rauch has made these allegories the focus of his work, creating an overall impression of allegorical painting.