Jürgen Schemetat, born in 1961, always “must” paint. For him, a color or shape in nature is often an impulse. From an initial, vague idea, the medium develops, such as canvas, wood, cardboard or paper, which can be found appropriately in his studio. Various colors made from acrylic, oil, pigments or stains are added. Then the actual creative painting process begins.
Sometimes homemade fillers, sand, but also found objects such as plant parts or scraps of paper find their way into the picture. The works are created intuitively. Painting itself is joy, but also struggle. It is destroyed and healed again: colors are used impasto or thin, translucent layers of paint are applied and removed. There comes a time in the painting process when the picture guides him and determines what happens next. The picture is only finished when it leaves him “alone”. Jürgen Schemetat ran his own gallery in Duisburg for almost ten years, where he was able to successfully present his paintings.