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Lawrence von Knorr

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digital, photography, traditional, modern, surrealism, landscape, realism, pennsylvania pop, impressionism


 Drawing inspiration from his artistically rich Pennsylvania Dutch roots, Lawrence von Knorr, creates brightly colored, beautiful visions of the world with a decidedly modern twist.  Where his predecessors excelled in the folk arts, primarily furniture and hex painting, von Knorr uses the camera and digital imaging techniques to produce a painterly form of photography that transforms his mostly architectural subjects with radiant hues.  By choosing empty spaces in faraway places, von Knorr takes viewers on a visual and mental journey, allowing them to escape into his pictures and for a moment imagine a world outside their own.  Many of his bold architectural works recall German Expressionism for their strong use of emotive color. Von Knorr describes many of his landscape works as "Photo-Impressionism".  By borrowing from the artistic traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch, the German Expressionists, and the French Impressionists, von Knorr conjures up scenes full of evocative color and visual interest.

A native of Pennsylvania, Lawrence von Knorr lives and works near Harrisburg.

Recent Exhibits

Lawrence von Knorr participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2010 Urban Realism
C Art Gallery
Jan, 2010 CANCAN
Contemporary Art Network
Nov, 2009 International Contemporary Masters 2009
Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts
Nov, 2008 Altered States of Reality: an Exhibition of Analog and Digital Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
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