“It may be through contrasts and antitheses that Susanna Lakner’s
image building techniques can best be characterized. Generous clarity
and meticulousness; free playfulness and discipline; rich emotions and
decent ironies; bewildering leaps and accuracy to the millimetre; a
disarming plurality of thought and material as opposed to inexorable
coherence. And on top of all that, despite the infinite thematic variety
and the choice of material from age-old paper antiquities through
today’s newspapers, as well as the incredible divergence of formats and
approaches, the end result is invariably an unmistakable a Lakner
collage. And in it, evidently, in a self-explanatory manner, everything
has fallen into its right place. Next, we see it along all other sheets,
cards, fold-outs, boxes, notebooks, and books rise to a custom sector
in Planet Susannia, a universe built upon consistency coupled with
freedom, where an impressive and beautiful entirety is becoming more and
more complete in spite of its inherent unfinishability.
Collagisten sind wie Tiere, immer auf Futtersuche. A kollázsiszták, akárcsak az állatok, állandóan zsákmány után kajtatnak. Collagists are like animals, sniffing around for something to eat all the time.