The basis of Clemens Wehr’s pictures are already existing cheap quality art-canvases bought on flee markets or Ebay.
They form the canvas for new paintings, which are created with only three colors: titanium white, cadmium yellow and black.
The reason for this choice of color is the artist’s interest in monochrome shades thrown by the combinations of the three colors.
The interplay of the individual colors takes a special focus in the creation process of the works and develops its own charm that is detached from the overall work.
The overpainted works are mostly printed or painted canvases, wooden panels or other materials that Clemens Wehr finds or buys cheaply at flea markets.
The history of the old paintings add a certain value to the artist’s paintings by persisting and being preserved in the new image.
Finding the old works of art is part of the working process as is the subsequent overpainting.
The old pictures are not completely lost, however, but live on in the titles of the new works.
The titles refer to the contents of the old pictures and indicate the old presentations to the viewer.