It is the unconventional texture of the paintings surface of the Austrian artist Philip Mentzingen, that draws the beholders immediate attention.
The artist’s work gently require a closer look and demands time to be inspected and it is their idiosyncratic texture and composition of the surface that stand out immediately.
For Mentzingen the creation process itself is essential for his works.
In a long and intense procedure of applying and adding material and colour, to remove and rip it off again, Mentzingen has to maintain a certain flexibility, since his artworks are created in a balancing act between meticulousness and coincidence.
Stimulated from interacting with different materials to find new forms, the artist pushes the boundaries of painting and further explores its possibilities.