Stéphane Dafflon represents a generation of Swiss artists who have formulated a delicate balance between individual cultural elements and global developments. The artist creates his designs on the computer and realizes them as a frequently completely depersonalized, withdrawn spatial pattern. From this arise works that play around the variable boundaries between art and applied fields, meaningful signs and pure ornamentation. The four-part painting AST287–290, a commissioned work for the Mercedes-Benz Art Collection, brings together four geometric basic forms (square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon), with inclusive lines in the four colors black, yellow, blue, and green. The colored contours of the shapes show perspective rejuvenation and dissolve partly in the white ground, which gives the geometric bodies a delicate, only hinted perceptible three-dimensionality and dynamization.