• ZEN
    essence
    Zen I, 2019, oil on canvas
  • INTERIOR
    inner landscape
    Interior III, 2019, oil on canvas
  • Sea, Atelier Plöger, Painting
    stream
    sea, 2017, oil on canvas
  • sheaves painting
    sheaves
    Räuche, 2016, oil on canvas
  • Plöger paintings
    positions
    Opening II, 2016, oil on canvas
  • Malerei detmolder maler axel ploeger
    moment
    Herbstzeitlose, 2015, oil on canvas
  • plöger maler ostwestfälische kunstszene bielfeld
    insomnia
    Lago Agrio, 2015, acrylic on paper

Essence of the painters work

The own history of my painting is marked by the search for the essence of the painterly work. And so it is precisely the many attempts, the dead ends and errors in their failure that have made my fundamental painterly idiosyncrasy increasingly visible. It is the overpainting, i.e. the destruction of my own paintings, which takes place again and again, which makes the indestructible visible in my work. It is this belief in the steadfast truth of painting that motivates me. It is in this spirit that I always set out to fail with my ideas, figurative or abstract concepts and the thoughts about the radicalisation of my work in the picture, in order to show what is substantial to me, the essence. Painting as a truly colouful event makes exactly the essential visible.

15.7.19 Axel Plöger