For many years, Ulf Puder has described his imaginary architectural worlds and uninhabited landscapes in a typical matt palette with almost smoky colour tones. More recently, these have been supplemented by luminescent and more intense shades. His paintings are despondent and yet are full of yearning; they create the feeling that arises when you visit a ghost town. The surreal and often sombre underlying mood in the paintings of this representative of the New Leipzig School interacts with the utopian and almost paradisiacal aspects of his present work. This catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition Drift at Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig, April-June 2007.