Leif Trenkler (*1960 Wiesbaden) is one of the proponents of "New Figuration" in Germany and some time now has been making a decisive contribution to the development of this contemporary art movement through his exhibitions. His realistic paintings reveal an interesting parallel to the modern-day aesthetics of the Internet, while at the same time, they seem rooted in the traditions of Romantic landscape painting through their reverie that goes beyond the purely natural. In his most recent works, Trenkler has introduced new motifs. In pictures not seen this way before, the Cologne-based artist focuses on people's movement in the public space, ferreting out secrets or confronting the viewer with a perplexing intimacy.