Untitled (A Flooded Landscape Through the Eyes of a Criminal) 2.0

Untitled (A Flooded Landscape Through the Eyes of a Criminal) 2.0

Artist
Dirk Skreber, German, 1961-
Born: Lubeck, Germany
Work Locations: Düsseldorf, Germany, New York
Country
Germany
painting
Oil paint on canvas
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2015.645
(c) Dirk Skreber
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
width: 130 1/2 in, 331.47 cm; height: 74 5/16 in, 188.7538 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

The heroic scale of Skreber’s paintings exposes sublimity in the face of disaster. Through cool detachment, the catastrophe of a flood or a train crash becomes awe inspiring and perhaps even beautiful. This is especially evident in his landscapes, which use aerial perspective to heighten the pervasiveness of an uncanny silence. Skreber challenges seemingly contradictory ideas in contemporary painting such as abstraction and figuration, color and line, beauty and catastrophe. His ordinarily disturbing content is a vehicle for exploration of formal issues. (Petzel Gallery)

Dirk Skreber was born in Lubeck, Germany in 1961. He graduated from the Dusseldorf Art Academy in 1988, and he currently lives and works in New York City.

Exhibition History
  • 'Currents 36: Dirk Skreber,' Mikwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI, November 7, 2013 - March 2, 2014
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022