kuenstler foto peter krauskopf artist photo

Peter Krauskopf is especially interested in the process of overpainting, which he understands as an overwriting of time. All of his pieces – the intensive colored smaller plates, as well as the big monochrome color gradients – seem to be abstract at first sight. But they are all ‘concretions of a period of time’. On homogeneous, smooth grounds which either consist of an old, former abandoned painting or a monochrome under painting, Krauskopf performs one single intervention to form a new picture. Therefore he uses a scraper or brush to push a flat, consistent color application over an already existing image. This way he creates a symbiosis between a picture of the past and its completion in the present.

Peter Krauskopf, born in 1966, finished his studies at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig in 1997 under Prof. Arno Rink. Since then his works have been shown in plenty of institutional solo-shows. Peter Krauskopf’s works can be found in several public collections, such as at the Kupferstichkabinett and the Galerie Neue Meister in Dresden, at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, at the Berlinische Galerie and at the Paul-Löbe-Haus for members of the Bundestag in Berlin.