Béla Pablo Janssen (BPJ) presents ten works from his last three years' work in his first institutional solo exhibition in Cologne under the title "Mit Wenig nach Venedig” (With Little to Venice).

BPJ interprets the world through drawing and film, he creates recurring motifs, which permeate an archive of visual experiences, creating a continuity that runs right through to his current work. Drawings and paintings, posters, publications, found-objects or objects, create a tangible representation of an artist's life. Similar motifs emerge in different contexts, which help us establish a connection to the personality of the artist – to our perception of what an artist is, and to the real person. In "Mit Wenig nach Venedig” BPJ puts his delight in having exchanges with people, and in the work he carries out during his journeys, at the centre of a possible narrative.

"Wenig" (Little) written with a capital letter in the title becomes a subject, if personal experience and memory are always tangible and retrievable, they become a spiritual travel companion, so to speak.