Wolfgang Kluge (known as WHAK) is a painter of format. Large, often church-window formats lend a festive and almost quite sacred imprint to his hall-like studio rooms on the southern outskirts of Hamburg. Kluge’s paintings are colorful eye-catchers.
WHAK is on constant lookout for perfect, harmonious aesthetics. To achieve this, he has been experimenting and creating new works that satisfy his desire for an exciting composition. It is an abstract reality, inspired from the real life and translated into his own artistic language. A language whose grammar the viewer does not control and yet, understands the vocabulary. These are the colors that draw the viewer into their spell and bind all together.
Besides its colorful, positive force, Kluge’s work is based on repetitions and variations. 1 of 3
The artist uses the possibilities of serial visual forms in order to obtain a structural reorganization and functional redefinition of aesthetic production-process in painting.
In the series “Monte Carlo” and “Gray” the stripes are important motivations for Wolfgang Kluge. As an expert, the artist places the geometric vertical stripes next to each other to determine recombination. The result is a detached image of nature shown as a new world of stripes on the canvas. This seems to stand out from the background and at the same time to unite with it. There are rhythmic related streaks.
They act on concentration purely and yet, they seem to float and pulsate an inner balance out. While the colors in the series “Monte Carlo” almost explode, they are quite sublime in the gray painting series and carry out an internal depth of the significant appearance.
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A positive attitude mesmerizes the kids when they see their favorite characters on large-scale paintings. In the series “Children’s World” Wolfgang Kluge proves his love for the most popular and famous cartoon characters.
The series abstract the animal figures, such as, The Mouse ‘- known from, Mouse TV’ - and put them into a new color arena and set them into an oversized great new color scheme. These are lively paintings which are not solely pleasant to children’s eyes. 3 of 3