The list of names of his teachers reads like
the ticket of admission to the world of
renowned artists. Peter Langguth was student
of Ackermann, Baselitz, Lüpertz und Sandle
at the Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts.
However, the artist, who decorated the gallery
of the German Consulate General and the German
House two years ago with his paintings, has
successfully developed his own style over the
years. There's no denying of his roots in his
work, but, on the other hand, the supreme ease
with wich he deals with his former teachers in
abstract as well as partially concrete terms,
shows his skill and self-confidence. This can,
for instance, be seen in his series "Der Grübler".
The density of composition out of which Langguth
develops the design of his paintings, the
brightness of his colours given a light
transcendency by the use of pastel crayon, the
exciting contrast between gravity and ease may
unobtrusively lead the viewer deep into the
complexity of his pictures.
No sooner have figures become visible
than they disintegrate into abstraction, the
viewer finds himself in a field of tension
between expressive style and agreable reduction
His range of colours includes shades of green
and brown whose light brightness calls to mind
the blue of the sky and the yellowness of the
sun a lot better than the real use of the latter
colours might do.
Peter Langguth and his art
Art critic from Karlsruhe
Article from: Badische Neueste Nachrichten
Art and Artist
The artist is a human being and no fancy bird from paradise. The artist is seemingly practising a solitary profession; he must not stand still, he is supposed to be uncomfortable and critical.
The true social contact is of special importance to him. An artist owns seismographical capabilities. He needs the observer. He may not get tired in order to advance his artistic abilities.
Simultaneously the artist remains a receiver and a transmitter. The fine creativity is limited on receiption and transmission. The more advanced the channels of receiption are the bigger the
presents may be, that we are allowed to deliver. The professional artist can not wait until the muse kisses him. There are various methods to bridge the pause of transference.
The work demands maximum amount of concentration. The higher the quality of art presents its self, the lesser it is a question of merit of the artist.
The artist's merit comes into existence by improving his ability to receive the presents, which he is allowed to deliver. The best way to make this possible is via a state of high concentration
in order to let go of it at the specific moment to then be able to receive the present. Or one could quote Leonard Cohen:" You loose your grip and then you slip into the masterpiece".