Wolfgang Brenner`s pictures are not conventional, not classical but different - seemingly elusive in their making, reduced in their colours, fragmentary irritating, enigmatic.
With different materials and techniques he always works in layers which he stacks one on the other. So it is a matter of course that this art is not an elusive, off handed one. It is sophisticated, construed and elaborately composed. The means he uses - photography and text - normally guarantee clear statements. Towards cursory views, though, they raise more questions than they answer.
since 1997 freelance Artist
since 1998 Member of BBK (Bund bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler)
since 2004 European Artists e.V. member
since 2003 Lecturer at Paderborn University, Department of Cultural Studies | Fine Arts | Textile
since 2007 Lecturer at Summer Academy Paderborn
2006- 2010 Lecturer at Summer Academy Dringenberg
He takes part in numerous national and international exhibitions since the 1970s. Many of his works are in possession of renowned collections.
Most important awards/ symposiums
2011 Rotary Club Belleville Art Award, USA
2010 Art Award “Kulturstiftung Deutscher Länder”
2009 Art Award “Kultur prägt!” , State NRW
2008 Art Award Paderborn
2006 Artist in residence, Frans Masereel Center, Belgium
2005 Recycling Art Award, Herford
2002 Künstlerhausstipendium Schwalenberg