For three decades German artist Neo Rauch has been one of the leading figurative painters of his generation creating works that offer up a window onto a strange world. It’s a world that operates according to its own laws, a world that is at once familiar with its bucolic scenery and sometimes industrial landscapes, and yet completely alien, and alienating. Conventions of painting are disregarded. Figures appear disembodied, and disproportionate in size to one another, and the rules of perspective and proportion are discarded. The paintings look like they are made up of fragments, collages of images plucked from storybooks and the imagination. Time and space are torn open in a seeming clash of two worlds. It results in an at times unsettling atmosphere dense with drama and discord.