2017 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Klaus Grape

Wolfratshausen Germany
http://www.klaus-grape.de
In my pictures there are not rules. Nature and its illusion are portrayed as inviolate worlds with no indication of whether my images reflect the state of creation before the arrival of man, or a world after man’s departure. Barren and empty and chaotic, and yet (or therefore? inconceivably beautiful and keen. Despite their abstraction, the viewer is enticed into surmising and discovering concrete forms in my dreamscapes. I portray imaginary landscapes which awaken associations of cold or heat or imply geographic contours without any hope of actual recognition: an invitation of a journey into an unknown cosmos, non-existent in this form. My large-format pictures (created by pigments of pure colour, gravel, sand, glass beads and Swarovski crystals) may remind you of pages from a satellite atlas shown with photographic precision tossing seas, oceanic depths and shoals, delta-like coastlines, the imaginary folds of mountain chains, or perhaps a texture like sea-foam where snowflakes appear to have crystallized out of the water; industrial landscapes are hinted at, with smoking chimneys darkening in isolation in wan sunlight: only the clouds overhead warn of an explosive energy in check. And again the question is raised of where, in these yawning spaces, the last members of the human race may be found. Other pictures display honeycombed structures reminiscent of technical and biological blueprints. My visual world has not been chosen by random but is characterized by Joseph Beuys’ philosophy - which does not want to depict but empathize. For example, the filigree and the fragility of the Blue Planet, which - as viewed and observed from space by me – travelling majestically around the orbit: infinitely beautiful and infinitely endangered.
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Tremendously Beautiful Why Did We Touch
Acrylic with mixed media, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2015
USD $3,000
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Painting | Confused
Oil , 100 cm x 100 cm, 2016
USD $2,900
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Too Early Too Late Part 6
Acrylic mixed media, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2016
USD $2,800
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Red Heat
Acrylic with mixed media, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2014
USD $3,000
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Too Early Too Late Part 1
Acrylic with mixed media, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2015
USD $2,800
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Too Early Too Late Part 5
Acrylic with mixed media, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2016
USD $2,800
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Painting | Island
Acrylic , 80 cm x 80 cm, 2015
USD $2,000
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Eternity
Acrylic with mixed media, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2014
USD $2,900
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Landscape X
Acrylic with mixed media, 100 cm x 80 cm, 2014
USD $2,900
© Klaus  Grape |
2017 Mixed Media | Landscape Xi
Acrylic with mixed media, 100 cm 80 cm, 2014
USD $2,900