An avid collector of paper, Harald Kroner attends to the specific weaves and textures of his material as he transforms it into drawings, objects, and installations. Kroner’s practice is rooted in two-dimensional works on paper, which he adorns primarily with ink but also with such materials as lacquer, enamel, and spray paint. Inspired by East Asian art practices, Kroner embraces the effects of chance in his compositions, applying lines, splotches, and dots at random. The artist understands his papers as being more than blank surfaces; instead he sees them as carrying great potential for expressing rich textures. He explores and highlights these possibilities by choosing unique papers and cutting into or scraping his paper grounds.