Hans-Jürgen Gaudeck's watercolours are a mixture of reduction and opulence, they are capturing the immediacy of the moment but also the memory of distant days.
Landscape motifs and architecture, but also people in the midst of other people, are just some of his typical motifs. Gaudeck manages to direct our gaze to what is essential to him and to fade out the present for a moment. Although – or because – he is not a graduate of an art school, his works are precisely, in terms of his visual language. Furthermore, he artfully composes his works in colour and arranges them with sensitivity for forms, for what was once just a blank canvas.