Michael van Ofen



Untitled, 2017

Doublesided sketches, pencil on paper
Dimensions from 12 x 10 cm to 27.3 x 20.9 cm

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Michael van Ofen

Michael van Ofen

Michael van Ofen’s (b. 1956 in Essen) paintings take off precisely from a point where painting suffered one of its greatest historical defeats. His inspiration is 19th-century genre painting, with its landscapes, portrait and history scenes. Here he finds what he has described as the ideal “found object” – an image he reduces, painterly, to near-abstraction. Van Ofen has since become known for his virtuoso brushstrokes that seem effortless while capturing an original composition with extreme precision. The artist lives and works in Düsseldorf.