Current Location:
Building B (DEV) -> 1st Floor (DEV; B)
Location Notes:
DEV; Building B; 1st Floor, Suite 101B, Career Center

Untitled

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.28.7
Artist:
Jeff Kraus
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Latex, Acrylic, Oil, Charcoal, Graphite
Date:
2010
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 6 ft Width: 8 ft
Description:
Large painting, mainly white. Abstract with instances of red, yellow, orange, and green. There are dark charcoal lines through out the image.
Historical Context:
Michigan born, Brooklyn based painter, Jeff Kraus’s approach to paint is immediate, compulsive, and rhythmic. Scores of spontaneous movements dragged, scratched, and pressed onto surfaces, Kraus’s work emphasizes the performative act of mark making transcribed through formal explorations of material. Arrested, yet humming between states of transience and permanence, energy flows through material to inform hazy environments populated by eroded, quasi-architectural fragments which vibrate, slip, and recede. Direct and visceral, the experience of Kraus’s work holds the viewer in a present corporeal awareness while the residue of past movements map distant spaces void of place and time.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
acrylic paint
charcoal
graphite
latex paint
oil paint