7/23/2006

Dörte Kraft

42 comments:

Painter said...

Lives and works in Potsdam

poppy said...

got any links to anymore of this guys work.. i'm strangely curious to see more. i think i've seen this painting in some porfolios put together for entrance to undergrad art programs, but they were not accepted.. you will be missed..

bluebalz said...

potsdam, new york?

Brangalina said...

Poppy I think this artist is a women and Potsdam, Germany. It is an island outside of Berlin.

no-where-man said...

dancer in the dark

no-where-man said...

Crystallization 1,

1966 fount in Berlin

1986- 1992
University of the arts Berlin master student Professor Wolfgang Petrick live and works in potsdam

The prices are enough from 900 euro (55x40 cm) to up to 7500 euro (200x145 cm).

poppy here is the portfolio"

Cooky Blaha said...

that made me sad

no-where-man said...

wow yikes go thru the artists names on the left then tell me about "movements"

painterdog said...

I really do not like those paintings.
sorry.

kelli said...

No-where: For a website with the title "deep action" that was strangely underwhelming.

no-where-man said...

totally it was underwhelming!!! it looks like bad undergrad work, - sorry guess that didn't translate.

i am not familar with anyone on that site. - was just answering poppys "i'm strangely curious to see more" i just happen to enjoy doing internet research on Artists.

poppy said...

thanks for doing that for me.. i was curious for sure. And today i am lazy.

There once was a guy in my studio room/space and we were doing figurative work and he painted fairies and dragons and swords etc.. I was painting my friend and the head was too small and i realized this only after some time.. He told me i should just paint the figure holding a magnifying glass over his head then i wouldn't have to correct the drawing. i said it was a great idea but i did want to learn how to draw first.
that whole page of artists reminded my of this incident. I relay this anecdote with the best of intentions, he was a super nice guy.

cha said...

very busy, bitty pictures.
What if the canvas was round... pull out the circle?

wade said...

I think you could fix this and her other paintings... For this one, cut horizontally into 8 strips, cut 5 of the strips in half or thirds, rearrange the pieces on a new canvas, add some drips... voila!

Anyone see the nice tip in Martha Stewart Living.... use magnetic strips on the wall(like what you use to hang knives in the kitchen) to hang your brushes (by the ferrule).

cha said...

Ok ..busier and more bits... with weaving! and such nice colors!!

brian edmonds said...

To busy and sloppy. Can't make heads or tails of it. Maybe a nice piece up close and personal. It kind of has the feel of a strange Clemente watercolor

brian edmonds said...

To busy and sloppy. Can't make heads or tails of it. Maybe a nice piece up close and personal. It kind of has the feel of a strange Clemente watercolor.

mr.wakeup said...

Generic and derivative....

no-where-man said...

need tide and blacklight

painterdog said...

Two women killed after inflatable artwork lifts off

Peter Richards
Monday July 24, 2006
The Guardian

Two women were killed and a three-year-old girl seriously injured yesterday when wind flipped an inflatable art installation 30 feet into the air, tipping out as many as 30 visitors.

The accident at the Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, left another 12 people needing hospital treatment. They included an elderly man and woman who suffered heart attacks.

the rest of the story is here:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1827337,00.html

millerhuggins said...

It's very green, it's acceptable. I like parts of it...I'm sick of it all. If it was my friends work I'd spend more time with it...if I saw more of the paintings blah, blah, blah...and hear lies the dilemma of painting...investment..time...investment, painting demands investment...so much work out there how to invest? everythings just so...well, good. Goodness is killing me.

millerhuggins said...

Painterdog, Turner would be proud.

painterdog said...

Turner would be proud of what?

wade said...

Paintings hardly ever kill anyone, compared to sculpture, architecture or installation art.

Jay deFeo's the rose could probably crush someone, or one those Kiefer's with lead stuck to it... I guess the possibility of accidental death is just one of the risks you take when you do heavy, serious work like theirs.

kelli said...

It's always weird to me when people talk about art being unethical because it rarely kills people ( well not often). Except for Holocaust imagery which irritates the shit out of me. It's been covered so many times and so well already in art and film that it seems like the ultimate cheap career move to add content.

mr.wakeup said...

Looking at this painting in the flesh could possibly kill... or turn me to stone... at least it would do something for me...

millerhuggins said...

Turner---the lover of english weather from a painterly distance...painters distance. Death Sculpture...the longing to ride it, to get the elderly on it, is far too truly experiential, for my liking...painting sit back, go for a ride, and walk on if so needed.

wade said...

Could you rephrase that Kelli, I didnt get what you were driving at?

---
Weight of the Rose:

"When tested for probable impact on a trucking company’s forklift, it had been estimated to weigh a menacing 2,300 pounds. (A more accurate, recent estimate puts it at almost exactly one ton.)"

painterdog said...

oh your being ironic.
Well its not funny as people died for no reason, as did a lot of children in Lebanon this week.

They died because the damn thing was designed badly.

Except for Holocaust imagery which irritates the shit out of me.

Please explain this statement it sounds...well strange.

painterdog said...

sorry I got political, I was just reading the NY times.

millerhuggins said...

Holocaust content...generally subtext searching for a text. Which inevitably I find unethical...or not conducive to the sweetest aims of painting. Sweetness, the sweet spot.

wade said...

uh oh, politics...

We are rushing them a few extra bombs. Hmmm, its almost as if we might bear some responsibility for the bombing.

Like they say, bombs don't kill people, the buildings that fall on top of them do. Friggin' architecture.

millerhuggins said...

my experience...begins and ends with your telling...blog writing at that...I always feel that one needs to appreciate the polyvalent quality of stringing words along...the abstraction. I refuse to toe any line when empathy is demanded. Tell me a story. I'll play along... Sometimes I'll play along with your demands if you smile correctly.

painterdog said...

miilerhuggins I think your being kind of a wise guy here, but I will give you the benifit of the doubt.
I posted a story about a sculpture that was designed so poorly that when the wind hit it took off and people fell out of it and they died. It was a tragic accident but I have to say from reading the article it seemed it was designed poorly.

Does this story need any line toeing, do you have to be stroked and massaged to get it?

Holocaust content...generally subtext searching for a text. Which inevitably I find unethical...or not conducive to the sweetest aims of painting. Sweetness, the sweet spot

What does this mean?
Subtext searching for text?

no-where-man said...

i was at the christo's studios and ALL they were talking about was the public creating the context, all wanted to do was ask them about the umbrella, i wish i did.

millerhuggins said...

Painterdog...what I said was in relation to your ironic comment...I may have been a bit flip twisting that into talking about Turner, wished you stayed on longer last night.

Subtext searching for text...the real subject in these works in many cases seems to be how these things are put together how the painting actually works, is the obvious drama/interest in the work...the fact that it uses concentration camp imagery is a one liner--dare I say an automatic conversation piece for the--at one time--Uptown New York art buyer and doesn't relate directly to the quality of the work, or if it does, it's that cheap jolt...in my opinion that card's to big to be playing for arts cheap jolt or cocktail party fodder. The imagery/the subtext searching for...actually searching may be the wrong word...It takes one decision to use holocaust imagery it takes many more to actually make the painting. I don't like that descrepancy when it comes to the weight of that imagery. The real text is elsewhere in many of these works...and in many it's all there is...subtext as text in that case....in a non-literary way of talking about it... subject matter and subject.

It's difficult learning to blog instead of converse...you can't see when the other person looks puzzled, apalled, etc. and shape the next sentence accordingly. A different skill this blogging.

millerhuggins said...

Painterdog...what I said was in relation to your ironic comment...I may have been a bit flip twisting that into talking about Turner, wished you stayed on longer last night.

Subtext searching for text...the real subject in these works in many cases seems to be how these things are put together how the painting actually works, is the obvious drama/interest in the work...the fact that it uses concentration camp imagery is a one liner--dare I say an automatic conversation piece for the--at one time--Uptown New York art buyer and doesn't relate directly to the quality of the work, or if it does, it's that cheap jolt...in my opinion that card's to big to be playing for arts cheap jolt or cocktail party fodder. The imagery/the subtext searching for...actually searching may be the wrong word...It takes one decision to use holocaust imagery it takes many more to actually make the painting. I don't like that descrepancy when it comes to the weight of that imagery. The real text is elsewhere in many of these works...and in many it's all there is...subtext as text in that case....in a non-literary way of talking about it... subject matter and subject.

It's difficult learning to blog instead of converse...you can't see when the other person looks puzzled, apalled, etc. and shape the next sentence accordingly. A different skill this blogging.

painterdog said...

I am not seeing any holocaust imagery in this painting. You are taslking about Dörte Kraft?

It seemed to me you that you were being ironic about the news item on the sculpture accident. I was not being ironic at all. I was just bringing this event to the table.

kelli said...

Was just commenting on killer sculpture and offensive art not this painting which is totally innocuous maybe too innocuous. Like Paul Klee? But why?

painterdog said...

I was not commenting on you Kelli in my last post.

"Except for Holocaust imagery which irritates the shit out of me."

But this statement from before is very loaded.

millerhuggins said...

My Holocuast imagery comment referenced what I said regarding subtext searching for a text which related to what Kelli brought up originally.

zipthwung said...

Somethingutopian about this dealio.