In the Spotlight: Lars Kreyssig

lars kreyssig

WHO

My name is Lars Kreyssig. I’m a German artist and writer, currently living in the city of Cologne, where I graduated in the field of film directing at the Academy of Media Arts, back in 2007. I did however draw and paint from an early age and came back to drawing minimal works a couple of years ago.

WHAT + WHY

I’m working both conceptual and un-conceptual in the tradition of the „Konkrete Kunst-movement” – using simple and common materials – often only a pen, paper and ruler. In addition to that I sometimes use photography for my work, trying to achieve an abstract visual vocabulary.

STYLE

My work is based on minimal compositions. While I first focused on the simplicity of black on white repetitive line and dot drawings, I more and more allow myself to use color in my work, still in a repetitive, meticulous manner.

GOALS

I would like to work sculptural. My goal is to use (some of) my drawings as templates to create (wall)-sculptures in small and large scales.

PHILOSOPHY

The simpler, the better – being that said, I don’t mean simple as in “easy” or “quickly made”, I mean the philosophy of minimization. I strongly believe in the ideas of the first minimal artists and still think their values are relevant today.

FINAL STATEMENT

Thank you for your interest in my work.

Thank you, Lars.

Artist page

Instagram: @larskreyssig

Web: larskreyssig.com

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