detail: teamwork painting with Daniel Man
seven times 3,5x6 meters
collaboration with Daniel Man
detail: teamwork painting with Ted Green
collaboration with Ted Green
hall at Reisholz harbour
collaboration with Stefan à Wengen
detail: teamwork painting with Stefan à Wengen
detail: teamwork painting with Robert Pufleb
collaboration with Robert Pufleb
teamwork painting with Roman Lang
collaboration with Roman Lang
teamwork painting with Peter Pommerer
collaboration with Robert Klümpen
view of the hall
For the project deckkraft featuring... we invited 7 artists to work together with us,one at a time, on a painting measuring 350x600 cm. These u collaborations were exhibited in the show deckkraft featuring... september 2013 in Düsseldorf.
Introverted extraversion - extraverted introversion
by Stefan à Wengen (2013)
Translated by Barbara Wagner
The painter's interim loneliness in the studio is an essential prerequisite for the creation of his work. The writer, too, spends lonely hours in front of his laptop and lacks any social presence. Nevertheless, such lonely and, so to speak, introverted hours of work are not necessarily deprivation or must even be felt as drudgery occasionally. C. G. Jung in his psychological typology used the adjectives introverted and - as an antonym - extraverted. So painters and writers are introverted fellows too; they do introvert, even if only temporarily, during the period of their creative work. It is, of course, the simplicity of means that allows the painter his introversion; he does not need collaborations, specialists, technicians, or equipment that needs to be handled by more than one person in order to execute his work. And, of course, a hint of genius hovers over his intimate, introvert doing; the grand master painter every now and then endows the world with a new masterpiece from his quiet chamber whose emergence happened in complete secret. Or are these rather tricks and ruses the painter has to use or adopt in order to circumvent a certain inability here and there in the execution of his ideas that he does not want to reveal or even share?>> continue...
Texts about the project of $LINK_text_awengen.
Film abaout the project
sponsored by Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf