International rock star artist, Sebastian Krüger, will rock Austin’s ART on 5th Gallery with his brand new exhibition, “Pop Meets Rock”
Opening Reception with the Artist:
Saturday, May 17, 7:00-10:00 pm
Monday, April 28th through Saturday, May 31st, 2014
In the past quarter-century, the artist has painted music’s most recognizable figures including The Rolling Stones, John Lennon and Joey Ramone. This appearance will be Krüger’s only United States appearance this year. Sebastian will make a personal appearance on Saturday, May 17 during the artist reception 7:00 to10:00 pm.
About the Artist:
Sebastian Krüger is a German artist, born in 1963. He made a stunning reputation as the designer of a number of cover spreads for the press in Germany and abroad and as an illustrator and creative designer of various album covers. He then stepped away from commercial work and devoted himself solely to painting. Artistically he has developed away from his early career as a “star caricaturist” to that of a star of the New Pop Realism. His artistic visions are treasured and collected by other stars of the pop scene, like the Rolling Stones, who are friends of his, and by art connoisseurs all over the world.
In the quarter century of his creative career Krüger has remained true to the ideal of a New Pop Art, dedicating his art to a kind of game of deception, the interplay of identity and pose, of authenticity and fiction. This has enabled him to establish himself as a popular painter whose works draw large numbers of visitors to the galleries and museums. The defining feature of his work is creative reflection about the apparatus of media presentation and the manic iconography of contemporary painting. His FACES are a thoroughly subversive tribute to the world of beautiful appearances and to the rock and pop culture of the sixties, with which the painter has cultivated an almost ritualistic relationship. The artist lives and works near Hanover, Germany and in California.
“Mindblowing! There’s nothing I love more than turning people on to Krüger’s work. He’s explosively original and an extreme talent. Seeing him in action at his workshop in Germany was the most creatively transformative experience in my life. You must meet this man.”
-Robert Rodriguez Filmmaker & Collector
Creative contemplation of the apparatus of media presentation, the icon mania of contemporary production of images, is the defining characteristic of my paintings.
Faces are a benevolent but subversive tribute to the world of the beautiful surface, the rock and pop culture of the sixties, with which I, as an Artist, have cultivated an almost ritual relationship”.