Aesthete & Amateur Part 2: ChapTer Kronfeld
ChapTer Kronfeld displays highly original drawings made with the most common of materials.
(The Aesthete and the Amateur review three artists from Space 4 Art).
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Heavy: “Do you understand anything from this? I don’t even know if these are sculptures or 2D.”
Eleanor: “They are drawings, and they remind me of those ink blot tests for perception. Ohhhhhh you know who this is??? We reviewed ChapTer’s installation with the skeletons: the Deadly Sins. This is really different from him!”
Heavy: “His technique is really interesting—drawing so many lines. But he has like a hundred pieces here—two floors of these!”
Eleanor: “There are so many! Do you find them repetitious —like one idea done a hundred times? Or is each fresh in its own way? How many of these can one do?” Some even have a photographic quality.”
Heavy: “There is a sign saying: STOP FOTOGRAPHY.”
Eleanor: “Look at the faces—very expressive and unusual. He must be an obsessive person! But are not the red shapes odd—how the face comes out of the geometry? That feels discordant.”
Heavy: “Maybe he does these drawings while he is into a mental house—lol. You need to be a little crazy to have the patience to draw in such manner.”
Eleanor: “I think all artists are a little crazy.”
Eleanor: “They are unique, so if we are looking for originality, this is a good candidate to discuss. I haven’t seen other works like these, yet with such simple materials. It shows something new and imaginative can be done with old methods.”
Heavy: “His drawings look so much like 3D sculpture.”
Eleanor: “You know what? I didn’t like them so much at first, but they are growing on me. The more I see, the more I get into his mind.”
Heavy: “The way he uses black and white contrast is cool.”
Eleanor: “Very simple with the white backgrounds, crisp and defined, even organic. He is not shy but bold and explorative in the most elementary way. Some look at first like pieces of driftwood or relics, and you look closer, and see faces and figures. They seem too like fragments of something taken apart or reformed.”
Heavy: “I would like these more if he wouldn’t pick such creepy subjects.”
Eleanor: “Why do you say creepy? They are so textural—and are all foreground with no background, that is why they are so bold. They don’t hide.”
This series continues with two more artist reviews from Space 4 Art:
PART 3: Harter Fall brings kinetic progressions to abstraction.
PART 4: Asmita Duranjaya expresses femininity in new ways.
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