About the artwork

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The painting Regardless of Memory shows a group of people who are closely packed together as if there is a need to do so in order to be able to use the strength of the group. Despite the atmosphere of calmness, there is also a strange feeling.

On the right half of the picture we can see that there are actually two groups: there are two individuals talking to each other, with their respective supporters close by.

In the painting, the characters literally have no face, they are anonymous. Their face is replaced by hardboard that serves as a metaphor. The hardboard is originally from the back of an old wardrobe from Yves Velters house. It is a material which for years was present in his living room during the many conversations, and so, in a sense, it is a silent witness of his private life.