The work of Clemens Krauss repeatedly deals with the issues of the human individual as a psychophysical entity in social, political and cultural contexts.
For the Spark Fair, the artist is planning new paintings and impressive sculptures made of pure oil paint.
Clemens Krauss, born 1981 in Graz, Austria, studied art in Vienna, Berlin and London and trained as a doctor and psychoanalyst. He became known for his paintings with extremely impasto paint. Numerous exhibitions brought his works to Japan, Brazil, Australia, Israel and China. He has been shown in important international museums, institutions and collections.
Galerie Crone was founded in 1982 by Ascan Crone and Mechthild von Dannenberg in Hamburg. In the almost 40 years of its existence, the gallery has made its mark as an essential part and driving force of the international art market. Crone runs a gallery and a project space, both in Vienna and Berlin. It thus has four locations at which it shows a total of 24 solo and group exhibitions per year.
Crone’s programmatic focus is contemporary art that addresses social realities and political challenges with an aesthetic awareness. The gallery represents artists of various generations, origins, cultural backgrounds, and sexual orientation who are united by their desire for an open, tolerant, enlightened society and culture. Their work encompasses the entire range of artistic practices, media, and approaches, from painting and sculpture to installation and time-based art.
In the past five years artists represented by Crone have participated in Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Lyon Biennale, Sharjah Biennial, and Curitiba Biennial. Their artwork is found in major private and institutional collections, from the MoMA in New York and the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Museum Ludwig in Cologne and the Albertina in Vienna.
Crone regularly takes part in major international art fairs, including the Armory Show, New York, Arco, Madrid, Artissima, Turin, Art Cologne, Paris Photo, and Viennacontemporary among others.