PAINTINGS 2015 - 2019
Munich Re Art Gallery | November 2019 - May 2020
Krauskopf works with oil on linen and paper, his tools are brush and squeegee. The artist does not use colour as a means of design; colour is rather the creative element in itself. The creative process is dynamic. Krauskopf layers, scratches, scrapes and exposes. The result is a rhythm that is not only recognisable in the painting itself, but - especially in the exhibition conceived for Munich Re - provides a richly varied interplay in the sequence of the paintings. Like strung pearls that change their effect in the changing daylight, the works leave room for mind games and free association.
In addition to the mainly large-format paintings, a series of small-format works on paper is also shown. The paper almost completely disappears under the layers of impasto paint: plastic opaque colour formations, reminiscent of natural phenomena, are juxtaposed here with areas of translucent shimmering colour transitions. It is a constant oscillation that can almost be described as essential to Krauskopf's works. Composition and specific colour structures give each work its own dynamic energetic "background noise" that determines its character.
Courtesy Walter Storms Galerie, Munich/Galerie Jochen Hempel, Leipzig