The German artist Frank Krüger, who has been living in Mallorca since the 90s and runs two galleries there, has recently begun painting in oil on 3mm aluminium. The extent of the artists' fame continues to grow inexorably: his famous bull paintings, the different impressions of his chosen home Mallorca, or those from one of his many trips to New York are hanging on the walls of art enthusiasts around the world. The paintings captivate the viewer's eye mainly through intense and glowing colours and their powerful expression. "I would compare my art form to 'surreal photo realism'", says the artist himself. Since very recently, he has been working with aluminium as a basis for his works. The aluminium comes from Valencia and is manufactured especially for him. "I then process it myself, grind and weld it", Frank Krüger explains. Through further special handling, the finished works can also be displayed outdoors (garden, lounge, pool area, terrace). Thus, many of his works are available in oil on canvas, gold leaf, silver leaf, copper, and aluminium. Of course, many of his art prints are available in both Majorcan galleries in Caja Ratjada and Palma. Many prominent clients have let themselves be portrayed in oil by the artist. The list of stars from the stage, film, and sport is long and spans from George Clooney and Tom Hanks on to Claudia Pechstein and Rudi Völler all the way to Sean Connery and Michael Douglas. The picture of the athlete Claudia Pechstein was auctioned for more than 10,000 euro. A piece of the Berlin wall has also been painted on by Frank Krüger, and a work of his can be viewed in Berlin's natural history museum. The modern and inviting concept of his gallery that is spread across 500m² and two storeys in Costa d'en Brossa, right in the heart of Palma's old town, has been very successful for the past year. "In order to keep the gallery in Palma exciting, we also display other artists. At the moment, Christian Sommer can be seen and soon there will be a vernissage with Nobert Jäger", tells the native-born Berliner, who lives with his wife, the designer Laura Hahne, and daughter in Mallorca. "I love the city of New York, which I visit at least once a year - this passion is reflected in many of my works, and it would be one of my biggest dreams to one day open a gallery there too", Frank Krüger says.
Galeria Frank Krüger
Frank Krüger, born in 1962 in Berlin, already created extraordinary works with oil on canvas in his early childhood. As the son of a photographer and a technical illustrator, a sense for detail, perspective, and colour harmony was something that he was aware of from an early age. His wish to study art was shattered shortly before his school leaving examination because of bad appraisal from his art teacher. He left secondary school "on the spur of the moment" and completed a three year apprenticeship as an animal caretaker in the Berlin zoo. After that, years of artistic self-discovery followed until he finally decided to move to Mallorca and focus solely on art, following successful exhibitions in Berlin and Mallorca. Since 2007, the artist has been working and selling his works in the Galeria Frank Krüger on the boardwalk of the harbour of Cala Ratjada, Paseo Colom 13, Mallorca and also in the new Galeria Frank Krüger since March 2014, Costa d'en Brossa 3, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Tel. 0034/971425861. www.galeria-frankkrueger.com
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