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

Lack auf Leinwand, 130 x 160 cm

Rouge sur gris - Aschaffenburg, 1960

Lack auf Leinwand, 170 x 100 cm

Rouge sur blanc - Sebastianplatz, 1962

Öl auf Leinwand, 160 x 130 cm

Berlin, 1963

Tusche auf Papier, 70 x 50 cm

Solitude, 1965

Los Angeles, 1968 Acryl auf Leinwand, 173 x 127 cm

Red on white/Red on black - Los Angeles, 1968