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Retro-Art
Food For Thought About the Condition Of Our Time

Topic: coming soon
Mastertapes, oil on canva, 2014 - work in progress

Description:
Many people remain in our promotional rated era no time for reflection. Most people and institutions are so busy with the everyday duties and their special tasks, that they often do not notice the bigger picture, and also very important nuances and details. The is quite natural and not meant reproachfully, this is also no charge, but a survey! Therefore, it needs sensitive, open-minded people who are not trapped in this tensions and thus may have a more free, non-alternate direct view of the world. Especially artists are predestined, as long as they take care not only about their own individual perspectives.

Food For Thought About the Condition Of Our Time


A Trip Into The Holier-Than-Thou-Land

Topic: Religion, Politics und Power
Mastertapes, oil on canvas, 2009 - in progress

Description:
What I as a painter can achieve through my pictures is a shift of perspectives which is necessary in the most positive sense. For this, no one naturally needs to fundamentally relinquish his own position, but the willingness to step into the other’s shoes is absolutely necessary. As this is not always possible in the day-to-day life together and in the search for solutions, I as Pinselartist® move into the varying positions and take on the respective perspectives. Only distance and the willingness to change perspective truly opens one’s eyes. In the final analysis, this is consistent and open humanism in painted form.
A Trip Into The Holier-Than-Thou-Land


Various

Topic: Individual Works
Mastertapes, oil on canvas, in progress

Description:
Here, I show works which aren’t part of my series but which offer important perspectives on the overall context of my work and for understanding them.


The Lord of the Crown

Topic: Todays Masculinity
Mastertapes, oil on canvas, 2006 - December 2008

Description:
As Pinselartist® I move into the varying positions and take on the respective masculine perspectives. I present an ironic mirror image of their macho male affectations in our modern society.
The Lord of the Crown


The Crowning of Creation

Topic: Femininity
Mastertapes, oil on canvas, 2004 - 2005

Description:
As Pinselartist® I move into the varying positions and take on the respective masculine perspectives. I present an ironic mirror image of their macho male affectations in our modern society.
The Crowning of Creation
The journey towards Retro-Art

Beach of my Dreams

Topic: Human egoism and improvidence
Mastertapes, acrylic on canvas, 2003

Description:
Sometimes through lack of attention or pure egoism, other people force us to alter our course. All of us have experienced this on the roads, forced to alter either pace or course by speed merchant or slow crawler. The same thing occurs on the beach, albeit far less frequently.
Beach of my Dreams


Objects come into the picture

Topic: Does still-life painting still make sense today? A pictorial investigation.
Mastertapes, oil and acrylic on canvas, 1989 - 2004

Description:
Has photography rendered still-life painting redundant? In answering this question we seek a return to realistic painting that nevertheless still has relevance today.
Objects come into the picture


Rallipan

Topic: Self-portrait and metaphor
Mastertapes, oil on canvas, 1989 - 2004

Description:
In investigating still-life paintings, we can quickly determine that objects were used to portray a particular message. To ascertain whether this technique could also work with a self-portrait, Ralf Metzenmacher set about an exploration of his own creation.
Rallipan


Tales from 1001 Nights

Topic: The Orient and Tales from 1001 Nights
Mastertapes, oil and acrylic on canvas, 1988 - 1989

Description:
Is it possible to pictorially relate stories from foreign lands without depicting the visage of the inhabitants? A journey into the unknown...
Tales from 1001 Nights
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