Jochen Plogsties, 43_10 (Harlekin), 2010, courtesy ASPN Leipzig © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011

Jochen Plogsties

Art Prize from the Leipziger Volkszeitung 2011

Jochen Plogsties (born 1974 in Cochem) is in full control of his metier, from accurate lines and fine glaze through to a pasty, distressed application of paint. His newest paintings are copies of other peoples' works. Even if pictures from the museified canon of European painting predominate, motifs from coincidental discoveries such as Asian tea tins also tickle the artist's interest. In these works, Plogsties enters into an intense and critical appraisal of copying artworks and, in the same breath, questions the marketing culture within the world of art.

December 2, 2011, 7 p.m.