Born 1952 in Oberhausen. Lives and works in Berlin Fritz Balthaus has developed an extremely reliable sensorium for all of those discriminating features that, usually without getting special attention, separate art from »unmarked space«. As if it were necessary to direct the attention to a secret code that only the initiated can decipher, he is always testing new methods that will allow conventionalised forms of presentation and the unspoken rules of dealing with art to become manifest in all their aesthetic dimensions.
Excerpt from the catalog text »An Object plus x« by Annette Tietenberg