Cut-out: Roland Wesner - Procession in the Matter of Blue Ribbon, 1982          

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Siegfried Kasseckert, Weingarten
Back in the seventies, when Tachism, Zero and Minimal Art dominated, the art of anyone who painted like Roland Wesner - portraits, enigmatic sceneries, profound, even surreal, was not very popular. That’s why Roland – this litterally original, innovative, unique painter – was often enough blamed for being a “literary” painter. Many people deliberately ignored his artistic quality because they maybe didn’t recognize it and didn’t see that literary references were only starting points for his art.

Dr. Harald Steinle, Stuttgart
So each of his works was extremely well-conceived with no space for arbitrariness and randomness. At the same time, however, Roland opposed too much “intellectualizing”, i.e. the predominance of the rational in art. It’s these seemingly incompatible opposites of mind and emotion that he perfectly combined in his pictures. One picture allegorizes this opposite: “to reconcile the irreconcilable: that’s called harmony”, he said to his picture “The Harmonizer” (Der Harmonisator).

Dipl.Ing. Peter Huth, Stuttgart
To him, all culture was simultaneously human history in the struggle for existence with and against each other, in appearance and disappearance, in destruction and reconstruction. His way of thinking and creating had as its center that humans keep expressing themselves in ever new forms. The cultural goods of all the periods he was able to comprehend were thus the ground work of his creative output, knowing that human life is based on firm foundations for each era and every life cycle.