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... It is the very quality of Achim Bertenburg’s painting to bind together the sensual and the congnitive, the experienced and the imaginary, the conceptual and the spontaneous ... his painting is considered and emotional at the same time; again and again its potentials are questioned in a wide creative range ... photographies join the paintings (at times), indicative of everything painted being grounded here on a reality that can be seen and has been seen, on experience either experienced or mediated ... he inverts the genealogy of painting: instead of abstraction emerging from figuration, it is the figurative that emerges from abstraction ...

Excerpt from: Michael Stoeber, exhibition catalog "still"

... It is the very quality of Achim Bertenburg’s painting to bind together the sensual and the congnitive, the experienced and the imaginary, the conceptual and the spontaneous ... his painting is considered and emotional at the same time; again and again its potentials are questioned in a wide creative range ... photographies join the paintings (at times), indicative of everything painted being grounded here on a reality that can be seen and has been seen, on experience either experienced or mediated ... he inverts the genealogy of painting: instead of abstraction emerging from figuration, it is the figurative that emerges from abstraction ...

Excerpt from: Michael Stoeber, exhibition catalog "still"