Green on Red Gallery


Touches: drawings
Arno Kramer

  • 06 Jul - 01 Sep 2007

Dutch artist Arno Kramerís recent body of work which features small drawings and site specific works, depict an array of figures: animals such as hares, swan, and deer which he relates both to human, female bodies or to fragments of the Irish Landscape.  Kramerís practice is rooted in his fascination in the development of contemporary drawing.

Since 1995 he has been invited several times as an Artist in Residence in Ireland.  After his first residency, he was inspired both by Irish poetry and by the image of a photograph he once saw in the Irish Times from a shop with christening dresses.  He has repeatedly used the image of dresses in his work in relation with parts of the human body, hands, feet, etc. He often combines organic, with inorganic forms, like screens and self found mathematic images. His work is stratified and the content gives itself step for step. There is, in the way the work is made, a clarity and discipline, but in the way it is composed and combined in images, there is also enigmatic character and a suggestion of the mystic.

Arno Kramer is the curator of a major show called Into Drawing Contemporary Dutch Drawings which was presented in the Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2005 and which travels through Europe to five countries. ( In June, Arno Kramer gave a talk in the Irish Museum of Modern Art entitled Contemporary Drawing Ė Trend of development.

Arno Kramer lives and works in Broekland, a small village in the eastern part of Holland. He exhibits regularly in galleries and museums in Holland and has also had solo exhibitions in the USA (Larry Becker Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Nexus Foundation for Todayís Art in Philadelphia), England, Ireland (Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast; Limerick City Gallery of Art; The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo; Roscommon Arts Center), Germany and Sweden.



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  • Untitled (2007) AK
  • Charcoal, watercolour and pastel on paper 51.6 x 43cm
Untitled (2007) AK

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