Theo Altenberg is not just a painter man. He is a man of many talents. In these seemingly random splashes and smears of mixed oily color, the viewer finds himself looking for scenery, people, recognizable forms. Whether this was Altenberg’s intention or not is irrelevant. What matters is that it gives us pause. We look. We see.
The 59 year old Altenberg was born in Mönchengladbach, Germany, and lives in Berlin. He is an actor, singer, painter, photographer, writer, performer. He’s even played the role of Andy Warhol in a 1991 film. He also went to the moon once in 1968, with NASA as a civilian astronaut to photograph and document space travel. No Im kidding that last part was a complete and utter lie. Or was it?