Mathias Hornung's works bear witness to the struggle with matter. Traces of graphite are carved into the paper, rutted, fought-over grids dug into wood, paint applied and erased - overwriting, superimposition, transformation. Whether drawing, woodcut, relief or sculpture: worlds are constructed and decomposed again in a process in which chance, contingency has its fixed place. In the time-honored medium of woodcuts, highly topical images of the present are created: superimposed network structures, eroding (soul) landscapes and architectures, always on the border between surface and space. After studying stage and costume design with Jürgen Rose in Stuttgart, Hornung moved to Berlin, where he still lives and works today.