“Horst Gläsker described “deeply abandoned cultures”* as his paradigms. Egyptian, Etruscan, but also Melanesian objects and architectures fascinated him and confirmed his formulations. He has never consciously obtained any ideas from foreign cultures. They confronted Him and he could enter into them …”
Heinz Thiel in the exhibition catalog: Horst Gläsker PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, Municipal Gustav-Lübcke-Museum Hamm, 1990.
*Discussion with Horst Gläsker on 14.3.1985 and 4.7.1990