The fantastic-realistic oil paintings of Michael Kraehmer
At the first glance, the oil paintings of Michael Kraehmer may
appear to be photographs. However, they are not reproductions
of visual reality, but reflect meditative visions of the artist.
Not the geographic location of a landscape is of relevance to
him, but it's atmosphere, it's spiritual effect on the spectator.
Thus, the paintings actually depict spiritual landscapes which
are expressions of mental experiences.
The paintings invite you to expose yourself to their cosmic silence
and to lose yourself into their magic realm. Our perception is
intrigued to enter infinite imaginary worlds, where sometimes
the doors of perception open beyond the horizon, to reveal even
further light-flooded transcendental spheres.
pictures are painted in the resin-oil technique of the Old Masters. Up
to ten delicate, transparent layers of paint are applied one above the
other, to create that three-dimensional luminiscence. It takes up to a
month to finish one painting.