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Dirk Skreber
French Man World War I (Superheroe-Series)

2003

Foam and tape on wood

250 x 150 cm
Fabricated through a process of reduction, French Man World War I (Superheroe-Series) blurs the bounds between abstraction and representation. Carefully picking through strips of foam rubber, Skreber gnaws away at the surface to reveal an image of a soldier. He sets up a plane of conflict between the physical and the optical. The soft tangibility of the foam, interrupted with the chiselled sense of decay, is in stark contrast to the clean graphic form it contains. Skreber creates not a painting, but a divestment, in which beauty is conceived as erosive destruction.
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Dirk Skreber
It Rocks Us So Hard Ho Ho Ho 2

2002

Oil on Canvas

160 x 280cm
The artist’s choice of subject riffs on his memory of the inhuman but fascinating spatial energy where he first encountered this imagery. “When I was young
 the industrial area I lived in [Northern Germany] inspired a sculptural and mechanical outlook more than a painterly one. If I were to write a novel about this area I would call it ‘The Region’
 At an early age I subconsciously perceived this industrial environment as sculptural”. Exploring the formal potential of the car and bending its natural anatomy, away from any predetermined functional sense, became a central preoccupation for the artist’s imagination.
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Dirk Skreber
It Rocks Us So Hard Ho Ho Ho 3

2002

Oil on Canvas

160 x 280cm
Skreber obsessively painted cars wrapped around poles before moving onto the real thing. “Although I was satisfied with the paintings, I wanted to go closer to the material reality of my subject. I started thinking about a simulated crash, which was staged according to my sculptural vision
 While making these works my concern was not at all about accidents but rather to use a massive and completely real transfer of energy as an opening door to a perspective on the flow of physical laws and metaphysical energies, loading and unloading, transforming and retransforming like batteries or spiritual bodies.”
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

2003

Oil on Canvas

300 x 170cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

2001

Oil and tape on Canvas

300 x 170cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

2000

Oil on Canvas

280 x 420cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

1999

Oil, foil tape and foam rubber on Canvas

150 x 250cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled (Yellow Locomotive)

1999

Oil, foil tape and foam rubber on Canvas

180 x 200cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

1990

Oil on Canvas

205 x 150cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

2003

Oil on Canvas

279 x 400cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

2002

Foam and tape on wood

250 x 150cm
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Dirk Skreber
Tesa-Moll Seele

2004

Foam and tape on wood

330 x 350cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

1994

Oil on canvas

158 x 191cm
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Dirk Skreber
Untitled

1997

Oil on wood

180 x 75cm

OTHER RESOURCES

artfacts.net
The work of Dirk Skreber

aspenartmuseum.org
Aspen Art Museum exhibits Dirk Skreber

the-artists.org
Additional information about the artist and his work

hosting.zkm.de
Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

weltwoche.ch
Kunst Von Claudia Spinelli - Dirk Skreber