In his "Snow" series, Harald Kröner expands his abstract visual language in nuanced, poetic ways by combining new materials with time-tested techniques.
Dried fish skin, which is representative of animal life, and birchbark, which is representative of plant life, have been added to the printed materials he has long used as collage elements. Just as the appropriated photos and literary snippets in Kröner's work speak to the constructed reality that always follows him, these natural materials speak to an ever present ecological influence. Together they evoke a connection between nature and the human-made world.
Folding and "punching-out" are the techniques that define the "Snow" series. The folds replace handmade marks, adding a linear presence that is also sculptural and intimate--an inner space of contemplation within the image. The punch-outs--circles dissected from printed matter using cutting tools of different diameters--speak to the idea of uniqueness within uniformity, a concept integral to nature and ever present in Kröner's oeuvre.
Sold Framed: 35 x 50 cm - maple spacer frame.