Contemporary Reflections

One could mistake these (unmodified) photographs for contemporary abstract paintings, and in response I’ve leant toward ever more elaborate distortions. Successfully transcending recognition these abstractions transform the suburban streetscape into contemporary images charged with personal issues.

 

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Manfred Krautschneider “Echo” detail, archival pigment print 1/8

 

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Manfred Krautschneider “dystopia” 2018 archival pigment print

 

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Manfred Krautschneider “Map to my brain” 2018 archival pigment print

 

 

 

 

Variations on my painting "Open 16"

Painting experiments

My recent paintings have experimented with inferred space. I will add some of these and earlier experiments in oil painting to this blog. The above animation shows variations on my “Open 16” work.

Below is a variant of “Open 6”

Manfred Krautschneider, Open 6 variant - "Portrait of the artist in a strange land" 2017, Mixed media
Manfred Krautschneider, Open 6 variant – “Portrait of the artist in a strange land” 2017, Mixed media

 

Manfred Krautschneider - "Open 8" 2016 Oil on canvas

The Open Lines paintings

 

These are recent examples of a series of paintings that I began as etchings in 2001, then digital paintings in 2004. Nowadays they are oil on canvas.

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“Open 8” 2016 Manfred Krautschneider, Oil on canvas

 

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“Open 7” 2016 Manfred Krautschneider Oil on canvas

 

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“Open 3” 2016 Manfred Krautschneider Oil on canvas

 

Manfred Krautschneider, "Open 4" 2016, Oil on canvas
Manfred Krautschneider, “Open 4” 2016, Oil on canvas

 

Manfred Krautschneider "Open 15" OIl on canvas

Manfred’s Painting Blog

“Poetry of colour and space”. I paint and draw dreamscapes and abstracts. Below images are oils on canvas 2016/17 – “Open 16”, “Open 15”, and “Open 6”