Norbert Prangenberg

Norbert Prangenberg, Bild, 2009 oil on cardboard 35,5 cm x 26,5 cm (courtesy of
Norbert Prangenberg, Bild, 2009 oil on cardboard 35,5 cm x 26,5 cm (courtesy of Barbara Gross Gallery)

Photo blog of a recent exhibition of works by the late painter Norbert Prangenberg at Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich.

The gallery notes that in Prangenberg's "later paintings the artist essentially departs from the repertoire of geometrical shapes of his early works and concentrates on 'painting colors.' The thick impasto application of the oil paint creates vivid surface structures, broken up by miniature-like pictures-in-picture. Small, colorful islands of color refer to the long tradition of abstract painting, but could also be regarded as citations of Prangenberg’s previous works. Here, the signs and forms that long characterized his work reappear: circles, rhombuses, waves, floral and mandala-like patterns."