The expressive use of color and vehement paint application characterize the early works of Austrian artist Siegfried Anzinger. Today, his unsentimental use of matte color serves as a basis, allowing him to explore conventional problems associated with panel painting: space, perspective, picture surface, color, structure, and texture. The exhibition “Siegfried Anzinger. A Look Backwards and Forwards. Works from the Würth Collection and on loan” traced the development of the internationally renowned painter, who holds a painting professorship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, in 140 works.
As part of the supporting program, the great old, but eternally young, theater director Claus Peymann enthused his audience with a reading from Thomas Bernhard’s “My Prizes”. This was followed, in October, by the exhibition “Between Pathos and Pastose. Christopher Lehmpfuhl in the Würth Collection”. The Berlin artist is regarded as a shooting star of contemporary realism. His predominantly large-format landscapes and cityscapes are created on location in the open air, where the artist applies copious amounts of oil paint to the canvas with his hands.