Dieter Krieg. Fritten und Brillanten
Flower pots and crosses, fries and diamonds - in his large-format paintings Dieter Krieg (1937–2005) never differentiated between the significant things in life and the everyday ones. In over-sized enlargement, Krieg uses paintings to wrest the emotion of experienced life from the banal, leaving room for tragedy and comedy, for bodily pleasure and aesthetic sharpness - even for fries and diamonds.
Beginning in the sixties, the Lindau-native was one of the most prominent representatives of the so-called New Figuration. In 1978, he exhibited with Ulrich Rückriem in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart dedicated this first retrospective of Krieg’s oeuvre to the painter and professor at the Düsseldorf Academy who had deceased recently.
Curator Daniel Spanke
In Cooperation with Stiftung Dieter Krieg