Doreet Le Vitte Harten characterized the collages of Robert Stieghorst as carrying the awareness of things to come, of looming catastophes and events of an apocalyptic scope. They are immersed in that famous Sense of Wonder, known to the adepts of the Science Fiction genre as a core experience, also recognised as the presence of the sublime in secular times and which is enhanced in the works of Stieghorst by the choice of his subjects.
His timeless approach on social subjects, using mostly old collage material, is now more important than it has ever been before. Telling contemporary stories through the visuals of another era shows us that everything is connected somehow. His recent exhibition entitled „Beyond the blinding spectacle” just warpped up at Galerie Westphal at Kudammkarée, an old shopping mall.