Manfred Krautschneider (aka Man Fred) is a contemporary Australian artist working mainly in photographic art and painting, and exhibiting in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and regional public galleries. Art collectors note the exhibition details in the Publicity and News panels below, and the CV in "About" on the menu below. All images are his Copyright. (2002 – 2020)
Manfred Krautschneider – “Terrible Beauty 2” 2016, Wyndham Art Prize and Fishers Ghost Art Award Finalist
Manfred Krautschneider – “Terrible Beauty” 2105, The M Collection Art Award Finalist, archival pigment print, edition of 5
Manfred Krautschneider “Progress” 2012
Manfred Krautschneider – “And how’s the kids?”
Manfred Krautschneider – “Dearly Departed”
Manfred Krautschneider – “Haunted”
Manfred Krautschneider – “Premonition no 2”
Manfred Krautschneider – Rooster at Dali’s funeral
Manfred Krautschneider – “Whispers as the dead are sleeping” 2013
Manfred Krautschneider “Coffee High” 2012, Highly Commended – Border Art Prize, Archival pigment print, edition of 5
Manfred Krautschneider, “Pensive” 2012, Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist, archival pigment print, edition of 5
This is a small selection of my reflections photographs. Widely exhibited on the east coast of Australia, they are typically 115 x 90 cm framed, and sold in editions of 5.
In the past reflections on glass would often be quite distorted. This led me to believe that some modernism, including surrealism and even cubism may have been inspired by direct observation, of reflections, and the superimpositions seen on and through glass.
I have been documenting such reflections for more than a decade. These studies have also been shown widely because of their mysterious relationship to contemporary art. I find myself drawn to a social reading of them, conjuring up fears of alienation and conflict.
Successive series presented more extensive distortions, and one could mistake them for contemporary paintings. Successfully holding the border between recognition and abstraction, these photographs transform the suburban streetscape into transcendent images.