MANIFESTO OF PAINTING
Retournons à la peinture
Today, some artists feel the need to visualize current tendencies and developments in technology, the exploration of outer space and similar discoveries and inventions in their art. Over the last few years this has resulted in a series of „works of art“, which despite being exhibited in conventional avant-garde galleries, would be better suited for technical laboratories, workshops of industrial designers or for the drawing tables of stubborn Bauhaus imitators.
The maximal personal involvement in making a work of art is still an essential part of creativity. Artists, art dealers and art collectors should be equally interested in distinguishing between a technical invention and an artistic achievement.
Not anonymity of artists, not collectiveness of an idea, not intellectual calculation, not so-called technical invention or an antiseptic copy are required. What is needed is real painting with all the highs and lows of one’s life and spirituality – finally Retournons à la peinture.
Markus Prachensky, 1961
Rouge sur gris - Aschaffenburg, 1960
Rouge sur blanc - Sebastianplatz, 1962