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About the work

Bernd Wehner's work redefines security and certainty, placing them into their rightful context and offering clarity that inspires a natural process of renewing one's worldview. His art navigates the delicate balance between chaos and order, providing profound insight both after a catastrophe and in anticipation of one.

In unsecured mode 

In the face of ongoing threats to democracy worldwide, the question arises: "What Can We Still Rely On?" In seeking to re-understand our world, we must bring elucidation from within.

Disaster sharpens perception.

One remembers.

Often late.

Archaic yet vulnerable 

Archaic shapes, formed from time-saturated materials, seem summoned by secret knowledge into the present. They present themselves as strong and invulnerable, yet are as fragile and vulnerable as the human spirit.

And the more vulnerable they are, the more unapproachable they seem.

A delusional idea of a secures status

In Bernd Wehner's work, the notion that nothing is more endangered than security, and nothing more life-threatening than the delusional idea of a secured status, plays a significant and pressing role. This awareness resonates throughout his artistic journey, spanning the past five decades.

The artist is both a magician and a disenchanter. Great magic uses little things and masterfully dominated forms, a philosophy evident in his creations. His objects have been meticulously described in numerous publications.

Deceiving appearances

The watchful eyes are drawn to the creations of Bernd Wehner’s hand, both powerful and modest, each piece offering a glimpse into the artist’s life’s work.

 

What seems heavy is light, and what appears light is heavy; the appearance always deceives.

Wehner's work redefines security and certainty, placing them into their rightful context and providing clarity that inspires a natural renewal of one’s worldview. His art navigates the delicate balance between chaos and order, offering profound insight both after a catastrophe and in anticipation of one.

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