Monday, January 24, 2011

Theo Altenberg

Theo Altenberg is good.  There is an intriguing drama in his yummy olis-on-cardboard . In these seemingly random splashes and smears of mixed oily color, the viewer finds him- or herself looking for scenery, people, recognizable forms.

Whether this was Altenberg’s intention or not is irrelevant. What matters is that it gives us pause. We look. We see.

The 59-year-old Altenberg was born in Mönchengladbach, Germany, and lives in Berlin

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