This composition on paper is part of a series of works which have three points in common: their title (which is a date), their relatively small size, and their production process. They can be considered as the very essence of Kröner’s exploratory work.
They are produced on a large table, covered with multiple bits and pieces, often leftover from previous creations. Their gestation starts from an impulse, a certain light, an unexpected combination or configuration at a given moment. They then progressively evolve until such point when the artist considers them as complete and signs them.
Together, and with their title which matches their completion date, they form a poetical diary where the artist would have recorded his creative ideas.
This series of work is is about time passing, perception, form(s), light(s), and the exploration of original configurations.
This work is delivered framed by the artist (40x30 cm)
About Harald Kröner
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.
German, b. 1962, based in Pforzheim, Germany