If one does not know that the landscapes of Josef Schiefer are paintings, with distance one could think of watercolors or a printing technique. The structures of his pictures remind of printing blocks, although they seem to float light as a feather in front of the wall. As if chiseled, the finest structures meet, reminiscent of the abstract expressionism of the 40s in the America. Only seemingly bleached and covered with a delicate mist. One could think that this is decelerated action painting. With his painting technique, Schiefer manages to simultaneously hide a landscape and yet intensify it. Japanese valleys and slopes lying in transparent fog seem to appear, mysteriously flowing and radiating contemplative silence.