German painter Diana Krinninger employs compositional strategies related to landscape and still life painting to create abstract works that express an almost architectural sense of space. The brut, colorful forms that inhabit her paintings have an ambiguous presence, somewhere between an organic entity and an erasure, and often trick the eye into wondering about the nature of the visual space. It is unclear whether we are looking at geometries or geologies in these paintings. Should we be seeking connections with an abstract landscape, or simply admiring the formal and visceral qualities of her shapes, lines, colors, textures and forms? Whether abstract or figurative, her works express an experimental, emotive energy—evidence of the personal, intuitive approach she takes to painting. Based in Hauzenberg, Germany, Krinninger studied at the Art Academies of Salzburg and Kolbermoor. Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions and art fairs throughout Germany and the UK.
image: Diana Krinninger - portrait. Photo courtesy IdeelArt