Dreamy imagery with points of color and texture fill artist Barbara Krupp’s canvases. Please visit her website to see more of her beautiful paintings.
My life as a painter over the past years has gathered momentum in ways I never anticipated. Professional recognition in the form of increased solo, group and now museum shows has given me encouragement.
I believe my expressive potential has begun to mature. I have had three museum shows in the last three years. I was in a group show at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio and a one person show titled “Restoration, Recycling and Remembering” at the Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio. I just finished a show titled “Cubes of Life,” which explored life from birth to death and all the parts in between at the Garrett Museum of Art in Garrett, Indiana.
My early paintings were of fluid natural scenes. Now I am working on representing depth, characterized by spatial formulations with freedom that still have focal points in abstraction.
My work today is expressionistically abstract but with a core of representational underlay. It may not be clear even to me, but there’s something in there. I work in acrylic, oil stick and pastels. I also work with collage, using primarily paper and fabric.
I feel travel changes one’s self more than anything else in the world. It is a challenge if you travel as I do. I do little planning and then allow room for error along the way, with the possibilities of getting lost. That is when the magic happens.
Pre-conceptual ideas are gone with the wind. What is in front of you is new and when painting time begins, a new myriad of visions and colors appear.
I am working on a new series titled, “Walls and Sidewalks.” After my last trip to Sicily where I visited the ruins, mosaics and old architecture, my paintings have again changed and grown to a new level.
My goal is a large one. I want to show at the Whitney Museum and why not aim for the Venice Biennale and anything in between and beyond…?