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toNI Altenstrasser
Digitally Represented Artist
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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  • Red Shoe
Oil & Pen on Paper
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Red Shoe

    Oil & Pen on Paper
    27.5" x 19.5"
  • Couple with Animals
Oil & Pen on Paper
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Couple with Animals

    Oil & Pen on Paper
    27.5" x 19.5"
  • Figure with Animal
Oil & Pen on Paper
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Figure with Animal

    Oil & Pen on Paper
    27.5" x 19.5"
  • Lonely Man
Oil & Pen on Paper
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Lonely Man

    Oil & Pen on Paper
    27.5" x 19.5"
  • Long Way Home II
Oil & Pen on Paper
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Long Way Home II

    Oil & Pen on Paper
    27.5" x 19.5"
  • Long Way Home
Oil & Pen on Paper
27.5" x 19.5" 

    Long Way Home

    Oil & Pen on Paper
    27.5" x 19.5"
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toNI Altenstrasser

TONI ALTENSTRASSER

Digitally Represented Artist


Based in Passau, Germany, artist toNI Altenstrasser believes that every composition has a story. As a musician uses improvisation as a means for expression, Altenstrasser applies the same intuition and repetition to his mixed media art. Working on both paper and canvas, with oils, acrylics, pen, and chalk pastels, he creates enigmatic, abstract exposures—granting free access to the viewer while leaving the recognition of the subject up to the eyes of the beholders. “An image should meet the demand to trigger associations in the viewer. Pictures are patient,” he says.

In his work, Altenstrasser explores themes of hurriedness, crowds and the fact that man is never alone but always in the company of his own thoughts, akin to the artist’s own experience with loneliness in a large city. Richly textured, and lithe with movement, his figurative, layered imagery captures the dynamism of process. As Altenstrasser works on pieces in shifts, each step gets its own spotlight. Using gestural marks to render animal forms and figures, he makes visible the unseen layers of the human condition.