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”
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.