Michael Toenges’ small format paintings are jewels of abstraction. Each painting embraces the beauty of rural and garden landscape. Toenges moves mountains of oil paint with grace and elegance leaving an ordered, yet completely unpredictable impression of life. His embrace of color in sensual collusion with material open the landscape well beyond the neat boundaries of the supporting structure. The evening closure of blooms, and the awakening of dawn are all realized in small, compelling paintings of Toenges.
Toenges is represented in numerous private and museum collections throughout Europe and the U.S.