‘signs of his selection in the overwhelming presence of elements of the existing world’
The artstic objects of Wolfgang Brenner, be it paintings, photographs, etc., are related to his realities. So they are signs of his selection in the overwhelming presence of elements of the existing world. But this is not sufficient to his personal semiotics; he covers the representation with other signs, words, as a kind of commentary, reflection, a critical cry-out maybe. Thus he shows his fundamental unwillingness to stay indifferent when confronted with the realities of the world, including his own vision of it. It has been said of his work, by Helga Kämpf-Jansen, that he is ‘in constant deliberation’ with his own vision, and that, in a sense, he is his own art-jury. This critical attitude is a sign of Wolfgang’s commitment to the world and at same time towards his own relationship with it.