The mostly large sized paintings show airport scenes from all over the world. Indeed, these deserted, rather technical paintings differ from the artist's well known party and everyday scenes. But both series do inherit a certain emptiness. While it is possible to find this blankness only behind the curtains of Bauer's party people, the airport series shows this characteristic state already in the compositional level of the paintings. The layout of the motifs reflects a feeling of emptiness, conveyed by these places, where no-one likes to stay: only the lower quarter shows the actual airport with its planes, ground vehicles and landing strips. The rest is dominated by the immense sky, mostly leaden, and always vastly blank to the scenes on the ground.
The exhibition is completed by two large scale paintings, that have been developed in collaboration with Düsseldorf-based artist Björn Dreßler.