LandEscape Art Review // Special Issue - Page 83

Klaus Grape LandE scape CONTEMPORARY ART REVIEW to canvas? As I use a lot of intuition to create my paintings I do not really make a draft or a sketch of what I intend to paint. So I do not transpose a scheme from paper to canvas. But I certainly develop a very intensive composing and philosophy of the painting in my mind before I start with the canvas. Your pieces combine thoughtful nuances of tones wisely balanced with abstract shapes: while exhibiting a captivating vibrancy, you seem to reject an : rather, you seem to invite the viewer to find personal interpretations to the feelings that you convey into your paintings. How does representation and a tendency towards abstraction find their balance in your work? I like the idea that interacting colors can create a complete calmness and harmony but in the opposite also turmoil and chaos. Colors or shapes can stand together in harmony or fight or reject each other and can still be beautiful and keen. Colors are a perfect instrument to express moods especially when interacting. Thats why I sometimes add quite disturbing colors into the complete harmony of a landscape to show the disturbance or even destruction of nature through mankind like in „BEAUTIFUL? NEW WORLD“ Your mixed media pieces are marked out with bright, saturated colors and the effective combination between both delicate and thoughtful nuances of tones sums up the mixture of thoughts and emotions. How much does your own psychological make-up determine the nuances of tones you decide to use in a piece and in particular, how do you