Greta Meert Gallery presents its first solo exhibition by Valerie Krause (°1976, Herdeke, she lives and works in Düsseldorf).
Valerie Krause's method is synthetic; her formal language is free and open. With this exhibition she shows the immense potential of her design practice, ranging from robust works to more spatial constructions, the strong linearity of which creates lines of fracture in the space. The materials used and their qualities dictate the design; moments of transition, such as the transformation of materials are respected and often emphasized.
The composition of most works contains large areas of tension, both material (static/dynamic, hard/soft, solid/ fluid) and formal (open/closed, geometrical/anthropomorphical, streamlined/jagged). In spite of this play of contrasts, all sculptures remain within a classical concept of beauty that is defined by correct spatial proportions, dimensions and balance.
(text source: Greta Meert Gallery)
More about Valerie Krause (b. 1976, Herdecke, Germany)
Valerie Krause was born in Herdecke, Germany, in 1976. She graduated in 2007 at the Düs seldorf Academy with David Rabinowitch and Didier Vermeiren. She currently has a teaching assignment at the Düsseldorf Academy. In 2008 she was awarded at Art Cologne (16th-20th April 2008) with the first” Audi Art Award for New Talent” which included the realization of a solo exhibition at the Cologne Artothek and the publication of an exhibition catalog. Space, movement and movement in space are central topics to her work both in her sculptures and photographs. Her work was exhibited in many international galleries such as Galerie Heinz Holtman, Cologne (2012); Galerie Greta Meert, Bruxelles (2011); Galerie K4, Munch (2008) and institution such as the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf in 2012, the bbb centre régional d’initiatives art contemporain Toulouse and the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin in 2008.
(text source: Mutual Art)
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(All images: Valerie Krause, Installation view; Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Greta Meert)