How I work

In my work I am not trying to illustrate the existing world or intending to create images. The process of painting I am participating in, can be described as a dialectic and interactive conversation between the painting and me, the artist. I am actively participating in the development or rather unfolding of the painting, but in a very conceptual, structured and disciplined way. Following a clear concept yet at the same time valuing and following the impulse given by the partially chaotic optical expressions of the evolving painting, this consequently creates paradoxes in my works offering something most liberating, reassuring and joyful to me and maybe to life as such.

In my painting, I use very rigorous specifications about the imaging aspects used (size, proportion, picture elements, content...) and utilize this to provide the pictures with a framework in which the "error", the chaos, the meaning-free can show and ultimately become a powerful impetus for the finished picture. 

 

Christine Kraemer

Born 1959 in Copenhagen of her Danish mother and her German father who worked internationally, Christine grew up in India, Denmark and Germany. Throughout her entire life she approached the world through painting and consequently studied Free Painting at the University of Arts (UDK) in Berlin. After she received her Master of Arts from Professor Engelmann she worked very successfully in her Berlin studio, resulting in national and international exhibitions and a number of prestigious scholarships.

At thirty-five Christine adopted and raised three children and is living and working today in a village just outside Berlin. She is represented by her gallerist Ernst A. Busche.