„Questions concerning meaning, and in particular, questions concerning the meaning of works of art, have given rise to a variety of philosophical responses within both the analytic and phenomenological traditions. Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein occupy highly significant positions within both of these traditions. Merleau-Ponty’s work presents an eminent example of the results phenomenology makes possible with regard to a range of questions, especially those concerning perception, art, and language. Wittgenstein has played a major role in the philosophy of language and has influenced related developments in aesthetics. These two philosophers‘ respective approaches to perception and language focus on a single question — that of expression — in a convergence that has sounded more than one common note. What is more, the perspectives that emerge from their respective works seem to lead to the very heart of the issues to which any reflection on language and art inevitably leads.“
Far from being confined to an analysis of language in the wake of Wittgenstein, Verena Nusz did not hesitate to present his works through the lens of phenomenology. For Nusz, the artist is above all a being in the world, a world to which the artist belongs but which also exists through him and his creation.