• C. O. Paeffgen

    Galerie Denise René-Hans Mayer

    The West German artist C. O. Paeffgen has challenged the intellectual and esthetic sensibilities of both the viewing public and the purveyors of art with a dense complex of works that resolutely blocks easy access and assimilation. Superficially, he has done this by constantly changing media and styles, asking us to acknowledge the unsettling unpredictability of the terrain of art.

    For years, Paeffgen has characterized each of his installations in terms not of formal tools but of intellectual decisions. This applies to his latest thematic exhibition, “Neun bis null” (Nine to zero), a title

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