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b. 1954, Germany

Peter Tollens Biography

Whenever a painter uses paint to make a line, he begins to create an appearance. But the paint itself has a realty, it has informed the life of the painter, also became his undoing, but the beholder doesn’t know any of this, he doesn’t see the real paint. That is Peter Tollens’ (born 1954 in Kleve, lives in Cologne) theme. He seems to say, “No illusions, paint is paint and nothing else.” And with every painting he paints, he seems to pose the question what paint is. The answer is in his work. A dialogue develops with every brushstroke. Space emerges, time passes and is captured, a structure develops and adds expression, values and convictions are reflected in it, the colour adds sound and atmosphere. By foregoing illusion and focussing on paint and colour, the painter shows us that paint and painting are the painter himself, they are part of his body, his emotions and perception. The painter cannot hide anywhere in his painting.

Peter Tollens Featured Artworks

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Vermillion !FMT! by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork works on paper
Peter TollensVermillion !FMT!, 2019Oil paint on linen
70 x 60 cm
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Blau by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork painting
Peter TollensBlau, 2017Oil paint on linen on wood
46 x 48 cm
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Ripsdorf by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork painting
Peter TollensRipsdorf, 2010Oil paint on wood
45 x 49 cm
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Spät Sommer - Bodennebel hinter Nöthen by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork painting
Peter TollensSpät Sommer - Bodennebel hinter Nöthen, 2017–2020Gouache and oil paint on linen on wood
29 x 35 cm
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Blaues Band by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork painting
Peter TollensBlaues Band, 2017Oil paint on linen on wood
49.5 x 46 cm
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Blau Grün Gelb Orange auf rosa Dreck by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Peter TollensBlau Grün Gelb Orange auf rosa Dreck, 2019Watercolour on Indian paper
38 x 56 cm
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Orazio by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork painting
Peter TollensOrazio, 2015Wax dammar, oil on canvas
240 x 180 cm
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Blau by Peter Tollens contemporary artwork painting
Peter TollensBlau, 2017Oil on linen on wood
46 x 48 cm
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Peter Tollens Recent Exhibitions

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