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Black River 11

Single piece Signed Dated Titled

Reference

dff1e81f

Year

2016

Medium

Drawings & Works on Paper

Size

75 x 158 x 4 cm
29.53 x 62 x 1.57 in

Price

5300,00 €

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  • About the work

TECHNIQUE: RESIN VARNISH, COLLAGE ON PAPER

Many little fragments from different sources exist within these resin works, including natural materials, images from Kroner's drawing process, and elements appropriated from the works of other artists.
He integrates these fragments so they become like a river, carrying everything with it as it flows. The fragments are like particles of knowledge or memories being pulled along in our streams of consciousness—that is why he calls the works “Blackwater.”
The resin penetrates everything during the slow drying process. Sometimes the resin devours the fragments; sometimes it blackens them, like tattoos; sometimes the fragments seem to be suspended in the resin, as if swimming in the flood; always they are embedded. Within the three-dimensional ridges of the paper, the resin captures and reflects light. The ever-changing reflection creates an interplay of luminosity and shadow, expressed through line.
These are works that express ephemerality; although they are made of paper, they become like a brand new skin


About the Artist

1962 , Germany

Harald Kröner is a German artist who could be described as "paper artist", producing essentially works on paper and collages. His work involves also public installations. He lives and works in Pforzheim (Germany).
 

Education

Harald Kröner studied at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design with Rudolf Schoofs where he graduated in 1990.

Technique

Harald Kröner works thoroughly with paper, of which he is a notorious collector, whether it be artist paper, printed sheets, or papers collected in his daily life, transforming them into drawings and collages.

His works are made predominantly with coloured ink, but stain, lacquer, spray or enamel can sometimes be used in the creation process.

Lines, very present on his artworks, can be the result of a pencil stroke, a cut, the edge of a torn paper, dripping ink or the borders of collaged paper underneath his paintings.

Chance plays an important role in his work, which explores the limit between hazard and control, order and chaos.


Inspiration

Harald Kröner's work is very much about perception and the transition between the visible and the invisible, where the colour influences and tints the drawing, where the line evolves into a rhythm or music, where the complex and surprising combination of elements create an harmony only observable by the viewer.

Reminiscence of Asian traditions also transpires in Kröner's work with the use of ink suggesting spontaneity and freedom together with rigor and concision.

Languages, fonts and literature are also an important source of inspiration for him, especially in his public installations.
 

Collections

His work is featured in various German public collections as well as international private collections in Germany, Switzerland, France, Australia and USA.


Exhibitions

Harald Kröner has widely and mainly exhibited in Germany in solo and group exhibitions. He has also taken part to various art fairs including Drawing Now in Paris and the Korean International Art Fair.


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