Clothes and costumes feature prominent in the works of Eckhard Kremers that often play and struggle with the aesthetic appeal, emotional potency, and socio-erotic functions of clothing. Coats, jackets, and uniforms are worn by masters, servants, soldiers and fathers – the authoritarian masochistic archetypes of patriarchic rule. Men in official dress or formal attire are frightening and rediculous at the same time. Eckhard Kremers paints male outfits bereft of their human bodies and hung up on a rack in intense and vivid colours. He liberates them from the threatening masculinities that once were woven into their fabric and simultaneously gives them a new aesthetic quality.