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Jeffrey Kraus

Jeffrey Kraus

Jeff Kraus, is a painter, printmaker and collaborative artist predominantly known for his large-scale abstract paintings. He has also been featured in galleries for his work in other mediums as well as curating local gallery exhibitions.

Kraus works in the abstract to rid himself of conventional symbols and iconography in order to communicate with his audience directly. Instead of attempting to cryptically inform the viewer of a specific message, the work is meant to be experienced. A single painting can manipulate the ambiance of an entire room, permeating the air with its tone. From afar, each painting is a fog of color, haunting and absorbing; however, upon closer inspection, Kraus' meticulous attention to detail may be observed. Tiny drawings are either painted onto the forefront or scratched into the surface, cutting through layers of paint and exposing the remnants of old colors, worn and hidden away.

Kraus' works are meant to be lived in, to be explored and navigated. They are surreal, emotional maps recording fear, excitement, loneliness and contentment. Inside, one may discover portions of a small world where something new may be found with every viewing.

Education and Featured Projects

See Jeffery's Studio Visit HERE

EXHIBITIONS

2014

Reekruffs, Rowster Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI

EID MAR, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI

Gorilla Pictures - AIGA Film Shoot (Selection of works 2012-2014), Gaspard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI





2013


95 Feet Deep Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI


Conditions Gaspard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI





2012




Sink to the beat, Sparrows Coffee and Tea Newsstand, Grand Rapids, MI




A better taste of New Work, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids,MI




Taste of New Work, MadCap Coffee, Grand Rapids,MI






2011




Maybe next time I’ll get it right, Hoi Polloi Grand Rapids, MI




The tempo of life dictated by a heavy workflow, Padnos Gallery, Allendale,MI



GROUP SHOWS

2016

Seriality in the Archive, Have Company, Grand Rapids, MI

2014

The Steezledorf, Rox Gallery, New York City, NY

Free, Gaspard Gallery , Grand Rapids , MI

Rituals, Gold Pane Gallery, Chicago, IL



2013




Fall Group Exhibition, Gaspard Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI







2012




Field Studies, Culture Works, Holland,MI




Group Show, Lafontsee Gallery, Douglas, MI





2011




100 Grand Show, Nice Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI




DIG, DIG, DIG, Site Lab: Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI




Landed (15 views of the landscape), Padnos Gallery, Allendale, MI







2010




Art workers wont kiss ass (S.E.A.S), Free Radical Gallery Event, Grand Rapids, MI




3rd annual 50x50 (50 artists, 50 dollars), Mexican Sans Frontiers, Grand Rapids, MI




Eating the Art, Padnos Gallery, Allendale, MI



Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 16

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" | Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and our ability...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 19

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" | Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and our ability...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 20

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 12

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" | Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object,...

Jeffrey Kraus

Spectral 20

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DESCRIPTION 19.75"x15.75" | Original Painting on panel  Kraus’ panel series, Spectral, were once expansive, energetically textured panels now confined by darkly painted voids. Quiet colors appear as trios of subtly...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 9

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" | Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and our ability...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 8

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 7

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" | Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and our ability...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 6

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DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" | Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and our ability...

Jeffrey Kraus

Adelante 2

$ 480.00

DESCRIPTION  Exhibited in Tappan's group show : WIELDING NOW | April 2016 21.25"x17.25" | Framed Original Work Learn more about Jeff's collage process HERE Adelante explores our relationship to object, and our ability...

Jeffrey Kraus

Spectral 17

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DESCRIPTION 15.75" x 19.75” | Original painting on panel  Kraus’ panel series, Spectral, were once expansive, energetically textured panels now confined by darkly painted voids. Quiet colors appear as trios of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Spectral 19

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DESCRIPTION 16"x20” | Original painting on panel  Kraus’ panel series, Spectral, were once expansive, energetically textured panels now confined by darkly painted voids. Quiet colors appear as trios of subtly irregular...

Jeffrey Kraus

Spectral 23

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DESCRIPTION 30"x22” | Original painting on panel  Kraus’ panel series, Spectral, were once expansive, energetically textured panels now confined by darkly painted voids. Quiet colors appear as trios of subtly irregular...

Jeffrey Kraus

Spectral 22

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DESCRIPTION 30.25" x 22” | Original Painting on panel   Kraus’ panel series, Spectral, were once expansive, energetically textured panels now confined by darkly painted voids. Quiet colors appear as...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep 12

$ 3,200.00

DESCRIPTION The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to Honduras in winter of 2013. There is a lake there called...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep 18

$ 1,800.00

DESCRIPTION The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to Honduras in winter of 2013. There is a lake there called...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep 27

$ 1,800.00

DESCRIPTION *This piece is displayed with its mate, 95 Feet Deep 28.  The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep 28

$ 1,800.00

DESCRIPTION *This piece is displayed with its mate, 95 Feet Deep 27  The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to...

Jeffrey Kraus

March 9

$ 4,000.00

DESCRIPTION Original mixed media on canvas  62" x 84"  AUTHENTICATION The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan SHIPPING  Work ships in 5 - 7...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep-02

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The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to Honduras in winter of 2013. There is a lake there called lago...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep-05

$ 1,300.00

DESCRIPTION The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to Honduras in winter of 2013. There is a lake there called...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep-06

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The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to Honduras in winter of 2013. There is a lake there called lago...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep-03

$ 3,500.00

DESCRIPTION The 95 Feet Deep series was created upon the return of a month long trip I took to Honduras in winter of 2013. There is a lake there called...

Jeffrey Kraus

95 Feet Deep-04

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DESCRIPTION 24" x 31" mixed media on panel AUTHENTICATION Signed by artist on the back. SHIPPING Unframed works ship in 7-10 business days. Framed works ship in 10-14 business days.

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