After Malerei/Painting (2007) and Sprung (2016), QUELLE is the third volume of a monographic book series dedicated to the paintings of Wolfgang Capellari. QUELLE designates effervescence and an ongoing, constantly surprising oeuvre that does not rest upon a clearly delineated manner of painting but that repeatedly gives birth to itself: in landscapes and figurative images, with color as a means of expression.
In each series of images, Wolfgang Capellari reformulates a balancing act between representing reality and abstraction, between painting without primary colours and leaving images in a fragmentary state. Wolfgang Capellari thinks of groups of work that emerge from the process, rather than working from a pre-conceived concept. Capellari's landscapes are never just found objects or snapshots brought back from his travels. They are intricately designed scenes, or rather stagings, whose stories almost unfurl before us of their own volition, we just have to take the time to look.