Michael Toenges “Paintings on Paper 1995-2019”
[Image: Michael Toenges "Untitled" (2019) oil on cardboard]
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What is characteristic of paintings by Michael Toenges is the diversity of colors and the huge amount of oil paint piled on the canvas/wooden board, and due to this his painting looks like relief sculpture. The arrangement of colors is carefully considered not only on the surface plan but also in the depth, constructed three-dimensionally. Toenges habitually studies how Old Masters like Giotto, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Goya, etc. dealt colors through making reproductions of their works. In his works there appears the traditional usage of colors in the history of European painting. Exhibited are small paintings on cardboard, which were rarely shown before. These paintings are interesting as evidence of the artist’s experiment and struggle with colors. In addition to new works prepared for this show, some selected works from 1995 will be on view.
from August 24, 2019 to October 12, 2019
Opening Reception on 2019-09-28 from 17:00 to 19:00