Harald Kröner

Harald Kroner /   Harald Kröner

Germany 1962

Installation, Illustration, Abstract Art


Harald Kroner
Harald Kröner
August 13, 2015
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Harald Kröner is a German artist best known as so called paper artist. He essentially produces works on paper and collages as well as public installations.

Harald Kröner: a Collector of Paper

Kröner was born in Pforzheim, Germany at the beginning of 60s and in 1984 he started studying at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart under well known painter, illustrator and printmaker Rudolf Schoofs , where he graduated in 1990.
Harald Kröner is best known as a notorious collector of paper of any kind (artist paper, printed sheets, or papers collected in his daily life) which serves him to express his art. He usually works thoroughly with paper transforming it into drawings and collages.

Harald Kröner - Stacks 2005-2010
Harald Kröner – Stacks 2005-2010

In this creation process, Kröner normally uses colored ink, stain, lacquer, spray or enamel.
Lines are sort of a leitmotif in Kröner’s artworks, whether they are a result of a pencil stroke, the edge of a torn paper, dripping ink, the borders, or a simple cut of collaged paper underneath his paintings. A chance as well is a very important part of his work – Kröner is always in search to explore the limit between hazard and control, order and chaos.

Harald Kröner’s Public Installations

Harald Kröner is curious about perception or the transition that lingers somewhere between the visible and the invisible – in place where the color influences the drawing, where the complex and seemingly strange combination of elements create such harmony that can be felt and observed by the viewer only.
Asia with its culture and secrets is a great inspiration for this German artist, the reminiscence of Asian tradition transpires in Kröner’s work through the use of ink that presents spontaneity and freedom living side by side with rigor and concision. Another inexhaustible source of afflatus for Kröner found in languages, fonts and literature and it can be seen mainly in his public installations.

Harald Kröner's installation titled Regenbogenbox, 2010
Harald Kröner’s installation titled Regenbogenbox, 2010

Harald Kröner is presented by his work in various German public collections as well as international private collections in Germany, Switzerland, France, Australia and USA. He has widely and mainly exhibited in Germany in solo and group exhibitions, and has also taken part to various art fairs including Drawing Now in Paris and the Korean International Art Fair.

Kröner is represented by IdeelArt since July 2015.

Harald Kröner lives and works in Pforzheim, Germany.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016(Forthcoming)Galerie Christian Fochem, Krefeld, GermanySolo
2015A l l e! Künstlerbund in der Städtischen Galerie KarlsruheGroup
2015Art Karlsruhe Galerie Susanne Albrecht, BerlinGroup
2015drawing now Paris, Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, FrankfurtGroup
2015Harald Kröner Galerie Christoph Abbühl, Solothurn, SwitzerlandSolo
2015Mobiles Museum Mobiles Museum, PforzheimSolo
2014Kunst 2014 Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt ABB Halle ZürichGroup
2014forumkunst Ausstellung der Preisträger 2014, Regierungspräsidium KarlsruheGroup
2014Untitledloft Kunstauktion, Kunstverein PforzheimGroup
2014spektrum schwarz Galerie Christoph Abbühl, SolothurnGroup
2014Trialog Museum Biedermann, DonaueschingenGroup
2014Fondation Bartels 1o Jahre F.B., BaselGroup
2014drawing now Paris, Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, FrankfurtGroup
2014Zeichnungen Genz, Kaiser, Kröner, Wertenbruch Galerie Christian Fochem, KrefeldGroup
2014Collagen aus Papier Galerie Susanne Albrecht, BerlinSolo
2014Günter Walter & Harald Kröner Galerie Linda Treiber, Ettenheimmünster, GermanySolo
2013Dialog Museum Biedermann, DonaueschingenGroup
2013Kunst 13 Messe Zürich, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtGroup
2013Gemischtes Doppel Heitz,Baldelli,Kröner,Schwarzbek Galerie Stadt PforzheimGroup
2013Anonyme Zeichner Berlin, Leipzig, EindhovenGroup
20136.Kunstkantine Karin Kramer, PforzheimGroup
2013drawing now Paris (focus artist), Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine ArtGroup
2013Zwischen-Räume Preis der Kulturstiftung Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2013cut Merck, Finck & Co, FrankfurtSolo
2013Arbeiten auf Papier UHZ Bad KrozingenSolo
201212.12.12. Buetti, Chun, Prinz, Schnider, Stocker, u.a. Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, FrankfurtGroup
2012accrochage Galerie Christoph Abbühl, SolothurnGroup
2012StArt Strasbourg Galerie Linda TreiberGroup
2012Kunst Zürich Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine ArtGroup
2012Verpasste Gelegenheit Galerie Christian Fochem, KrefeldGroup
2012loft Kunstverein PforzheimGroup
2012cut Galerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtSolo
2012chroma Galerie Christoph Abbühl, SolothurnSolo
2011hallig Music performance with Renate Greiss- Armin, Raffaelkirche, PforzheimGroup
2011Art Zürich Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, FrankfurtGroup
2011Art Karlsruhe Galerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtGroup
2011Zeichenraum Kreissparkasse RavensburgSolo
2010Positionen der Zeichnung 1 Galerie Treiber ,EttenheimmünsterGroup
2010paperworks - Caravaggio, Kröner, Löhr, Zeniuk Galerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtGroup
2010Das besondere Blatt Staatliche Kunsthalle KarlsruheGroup
2010Art KarlsruheGalerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtGroup
2010aus - auf Papier Galerie Christian Fochem, KrefeldSolo
2010sig-n-atur Konsumat, PforzheimSolo
2010apokalypse Maschinenraum Pfeiffer, PforzheimSolo
2009Kernbach, Kröner, Szembek, Rocke, Galerie Linda Treiber, EttenheimmünsterGroup
2009Anonyme Zeichner Künstlerhaus Bethanien, BerlinGroup
2009James Joyce Unique Books Sammlung Koenders im Staatsarchiv LudwigsburgGroup
2009cut Labor 1, LudwigsburgGroup
2009Ortszeit 2009 Pforzheim, Calw, Horb, Tomszow Lubelski, Myslowice, PolandGroup
2009Art Karlsruhe Galerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtGroup
2009Neue Arbeiten Galerie Linda Treiber, EttenheimmünsterSolo
2009Arbeiten auf Papier Kunstraum PüscheidSolo
2009yappanoise Kunstverein Galerie der Stadt Schwäbisch HallSolo
2008Korean International Art Fair Seoul, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtGroup
2008Zeichnungen und Wandobjekte ( Böhm, Kröner, Maass, Riel, Szembek ), Galerie Linda Treiber, EttenheimmünsterGroup
2008Die Neue Sammlung Galerie der Stadt PforzheimGroup
2008Kombinat 30 Jahre Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg Galerie Merkle StgtGroup
2008Zeichnungen und Leuchtkästen ( with Inga Holst)Galerie Rothweiler, KarlsruheGroup
2008crystal lightness Galerie Bernhard Knaus, FrankfurtSolo
2008Zeichnung, Malerei, Leuchtobjekte BG Arlinger, PforzheimSolo
2008paar-unpaar ( Performance )Kunstverein PforzheimSolo
2007Die Neue Sammlung Galerie der Stadt PforzheimGroup
2007Kunstpreis der Stadt Bühl 2007 für Zeichnung BühlGroup
2007Statement Galerie Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, FrankfurtGroup
2007Werk 07 Preisträger Kunstmuseum HeidenheimGroup
200710 Jahre Galerie Horst Merkle Galerie Horst Merkle, StuttgartGroup
2007Papiersache Altes Rathaus Pforzheim (cultural center for paper mill)Group
2007Ortszeit Pforzheim, Calw, Freudenstadt, NeuenbürgGroup
2007Klangräume ( with Pellegrini-Quartett ) Kulturhaus Osterfeld, PforzheimGroup
2007parysis, tu sais... Institut Français Stuttgart, retour de ParisSolo
2007Der Klang der Dinge Kunstverein BadenweilerSolo
2006trésor Kunstverein PforzheimSolo