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"Steven Krueger: From Three Continents"
2009-01-06 until 2009-01-30
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Ico Gallery is pleased to present “From Three Continents”, a solo exhibition of work from international artist Steven Krueger. The exhibition runs from January 6th – 30th, 2009 with an opening reception on January 9th from 8-10 P.M.
The American-born, New Delhi-based artist has been influenced by his travels as well as the countries he has visited and lived in. Having resided in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, his collected body of work is truly a product of three continents.
Kruger does not limit himself to one style or subject matter, but does borrow from his influences as needed to make his own. Hints of abstract expressionism, cubism, and even pop art can be found in all of his works. The marks of his brush are fluid and energetic, yet do not overpower the work. He adjusts his style as necessary to each particular piece so as not to limit his creativity. When asked if he knows how a painting will turn out, he replied, “Never. Whenever I create, the outcome is as much of a surprise to me as to anyone who may see one of my works in progress.” The paintings in this exhibition are all uniquely Krueger’s, however, no matter the look of the final product.
Critic Andrew Beckman states, “Krueger himself has an interiority to his style; as he comments in a piece about his art in State Magazine, ‘My painting is strictly emotional.’ The question then for us the audience must be the translation of those emotions.”
A native of New Jersey, he originally studied at the ICS School of Art in Pennsylvania and the Art League of Alexandria Virginia. Throughout his life he has resided in Austria, Guatemala, Finland, and currently lives in New Delhi, India. Having lived in so many countries, it can be said that perhaps Krueger’s greatest influence is the world itself.
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