Unlike other series that Stefan à Wengen begins and ends, the concept of the series 'Detected Dictionary' is that the small paintings in grisaille tones document and reflect the artist's perception of symbols similar to a diary.
In this cabinet of curiosities and cultural codes, Stefan à Wengen shows motifs from everyday life, objects, moments or themes the painter encounters, thus posing the question of the boundaries of art which deals with "essential" themes such as death, sexuality and time.
The small pictures are integrated into their formal concept, they are created quickly, but not less elaborate. Shabby cuddly toys, floral still lifes, toadstools, and animals are motifs that à Wengen's conceptual rigor "would not otherwise allow". At the same time, the works offer numerous points of reference for the observer through their everydayness and raise the thought whether art is universally understandable.