- Hendrik Krawen
- Silhouette Nr. 25, 2007
- Oil on wood
- 39x46 cm
Hendrik Krawen is a keen observer of progress and globalisation. For him the role of the humankind is central along with the way in which the human action is turned in fairly tangible ways that have a visible effect on the surrounding landscape.
The artist reflects on the lot of humanmankind, suspended between the loss of our original privileged condition and the continuous tension involved in regaining our original prosperity.
The subject matter of Krawen’s paintings is modernity and its contradictions.
Using predominantly monochrome tones, his works provide us with an unusual perspective of the urban landscape, liberated from space/time references. The artist observes reality from an original standpoint. Just like the photographer’s lens, his eye seems to close in gradually on the visual field until it focuses on architectural details or individual figures, decontextualising them in the process.