In the process of his »Detected Dictionary« series of works begun in 2014, Stefan à Wengen has been questioning his own spectrum of images and motifs.
Since the mid-1990s, the artist has already been working on larger groups of works on issues concerning cultural codes and cultural memory. In this series he consciously keeps the pictures in black and white with different gray shades, accentuating his technically sophisticated and detailed style of painting. Singularly depicted on a canvas measuring 30 x 25 cm and mounted on wood, they are instantly recognizable to the viewer and evoke different associations. Unlike a lexicon, his works have no one absolutely correct outcome to point out. The artist combines symbolic visual elements with a new, individual reality. À Wengen's imagery expresses themes of life and raises awareness of each individual's personal life experiences.
Artist: Stefan à Wengen
Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
Text: Stefan à Wengen, Raimund Weyers
Design: Beck & Eggeling (Martina Löhle)
Softcover, 21 x 25 cm
80 pages, 53 illustrations
Available works of the artist
Stefan à Wengen. Detected Dictionary
Dusseldorf / 30 April – 18 June 2015
Already since the mid-1990s, the artist has been dealing with questions regarding cultural codes and cultural memory in his larger work groups. In this series, he deliberately uses the colours bl...More