Dirk Skreber | the artist




The artist Dirk Skreber
Born 1961, Lubeck, Germany.
Lives and works in Dusseldorf.

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Dirk Skreber´s (G, 1961) works, even his large-scale figurative compositions, do not attempt to be representations of reality. There are no stories to be told, no hidden messages to be deciphered. Skreber’s painting delivers the grounds for a deception, postulating as its subject exactly what it will not show. The motifs convey the feeling of being ‘frozen’ in time; painting becomes a medium to show a condition, a situation of existence…
ohne Titel (Hochhaus)
It Rocks Us … radiates with the most stylish glamour: a pure liquid horror that is truly breathtaking to behold. The high-gloss sheen of media imagery is reinvented through painterly effect, the medium capitalising on its own qualities of oily seduction and alluding to nothing but its own materiality and surface…

Dirk Skreber has designed a spatial scenario, which builds upon the situational threat residing in his paintings and subjects the visitor to a particular bodily experience: a tunnel leads through complete darkness into an inner area containing a labyrinth-like model, which refers back to the passageways that have just been navigated…



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