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Jeffrey Kraus

Jeffrey Kraus

The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of swaths of color and anxious, minimal shapes that often resemble unspecific architectural surfaces and landscapes. Kraus’ paintings are the result of a performative process, a full embrace of chance towards a continually evolving series of experimentations into abstraction and the formalities of painting.. Employing objects used to support, protect, contour, and transport artworks, for this new series, Kraus works with plastic paint tarp, manipulating its translucency and malleable properties to build dense illusions of space. The uniform monochrome pallet combined with futuristic silver accents allude to aerial views of cityscapes and eroded concrete spaces void of place and time.

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

Untitled - 01

$ 750.00

DESCRIPTION  10x10” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 02

$ 1,100.00

DESCRIPTION 16x20” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 03

$ 1,100.00

DESCRIPTION 18x24” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 04

$ 750.00

DESCRIPTION 10x8” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 05

$ 750.00

 DESCRIPTION 10x8” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 06

$ 750.00

 DESCRIPTION  10x10” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 07

$ 750.00

 DESCRIPTION  10x8” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 08

$ 750.00

 DESCRIPTION  10x10” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers of...

Jeffrey Kraus

Untitled - 09

$ 750.00

   DESCRIPTION  10x10” | acrylic, spray enamel, plastic, polycryclic on panel | 2017 The work of Michigan based painter, Jeff Kraus, is characterized by loose, aggressive gestures and messy layers...

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.

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 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

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

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...