Florian Krewer: ride or fly at Michael Werner Gallery, Mayfair, London
Sept 10 – Nov 13, 2021
The figures in Krewer’s paintings couple and live out their desires in artificial landscapes or night scenes. They commune with birds and wild animals who inhabit their spaces, bodies and minds. Krewer’s urban fantasies are rooted in personal experience and filtered through the artist’s imagination. Starting from photographs and memory, Krewer strips away the details of character, place and time to reveal the tension, vulnerability and sensuality of life in the city.
Krewer (born in Gerolstein, Germany in 1986) studied painting at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He lives and works in the South Bronx, New York. Solo exhibitions include boogie nights, Tom Dick or Harry, Düsseldorf; pinkflavor, TRAMPS, New York; Car Park Godiva, Michael Werner Gallery, London; and Eyes on Fire, Michael Werner Gallery, New York and TRAMPS, New York.
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Werner Gallery