LandEscape Art Review // Special Issue - Page 72

LandE scape CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW Klaus Grape Lives and works in M√ľnchen, Germany An artist's statement sing pure pigment to build up layers of Upaint on each canvas, Klaus Grape creates highly textured, sculptural mixed media compositions. As he builds up layers in his work, Grape introduces varying pools of interest, pulling the emphasis on the composition from large splashes of color to bumps and mountains of diverse materials. Each piece is packed with bright, saturated colors and substances that shine or slip out from under the paint, reacting in different ways to appear both spontaneous, natural, and, at the same time, carefully constructed. At times, geometric patterns emerge to reveal an unexpected regularity among the tumult of color and structure. Each work becomes a relief with its own logic and tangible environment. From pebbles to splintered glass and fabric, and even Swarovski crystals, Grape imbues each canvas with its own particular combination of forms. Working from Munich, Klaus Grape creates works that account for a freedom inherent in art. Nature and time mingle in each of the paintings, each unique combination suggesting a different landscape and history in its layers an materials.