Throughout the oeuvre of Andrei Roiter, living and working in both Amsterdam and New York, the idea of being on the move has become a crucial subject. He is constantly mapping the world, as an observer, creating a new order for his memories, and excavating them as an archaeologist. He reflects on his homeland as a ‘wanderer,’ or artist-tourist,’ as Victor Missiano describes the key attitude in his work. Roiter works with a number of media, including sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, and painting. His layered method frequently starts with building three-dimensional objects that he calls ‘props’, made of found materials and with an archetypical aura. Often, Roiter paints ´still lifes´ of these odd props. In this translation of poor material into poetic and meaningful form, he feels himself close to movements as arte povera.