Michael Toenges "Paintings"
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Born in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany in 1952, Michael Toenges now resides in Cologne and works in Leverkusen. After graduating from the School for Design and Fine Arts in Krefeld, he studied as a guest student in Fritz Schwegler class at Art Academy in Dusseldorf from 1980 until 1981. He had exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States. His works are in the collection of Kolumba Kunstmuseum in Colonge and Kunsthaus Aarau in Switzerland.
Toenges' paintings are characterized by a diversity of colors and the huge amount of oil paint piled on the canvas/wooden board, which makes his works resemble relief sculptures. Because every new touch of paint is always added individually and separately, colors painted previously are not completely covered and therefore glimpsed here and there. The arrangement of colors is carefully considered not only on the surface plan but also in the depth, constructed three-dimensionally. His small paintings on wooden board especially have very thick layers of paint, allowing viewers to enjoy different colors depending on the angle of view.
This is Toenges' first solo show in Japan, featuring new paintings.
From 2012-08-25 To 2012-09-29
Opening Reception on 2012-08-25 from 17:00 to 20:00