Andreas Reiter Raabe’s series Pools has been emerging since 1998. During uncountable working steps he pours paint on canvas: Sometimes the shades of gray, yellow to blue overlap, sometimes he just uses pink or red tones. The layers form an unstructured, relief like pattern without an inner order unlike the parallel emerging Drippings. This series is taking form from the paint drops which occur when Pools are being made. The creation process for the Pools carries the Drippings within it, the one process is not conceivable without the other. The Pools and Drippings embody and appraise the historical discourse between diametrically opposed Abstract Art positions, such as those inherent in Barnett Newman’s monochrome transcendence and Jackson Pollock’s gestural physicality. But Reiter Raabe’s Drippings and Pools resist the expressive of the Informel and propagate the control of accident.