In their exhibition at the Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Gert and Uwe Tobias present a series of new paintings that were created during the Covid 19 pandemic. “To bid the dog goodbye” sounds like a farewell. It is an intense artistic exploration of the past and the ephemeral. […] Gert and Uwe Tobias contextualize this thematic connection by incorporating and processing classic pictorial themes such as vanitas motifs, memento mori and votive images, especially in large format still lives, in close connection with depictions of the sky and dances of death. Life, with its desire for infinity and its inevitable impermanence, is a central aspect of those works.