ART on 5th to host:
Internationally Known Rock Star Artist
"Mindblowing! There's nothing I love more than turning people on to Krüger’s work. He's explosively original and an extreme talent. Seeing him in action at his workshop in Germany was the most creatively transformative experience in my life. You must meet this man."
Sebastian Krüger is a German artist, born in 1963. He made a stunning reputation as the designer of a number of cover spreads for the press in Germany and abroad and as an illustrator and creative designer of various album covers. He then stepped away from commercial work and devoted himself solely to painting. Artistically he has developed away from his early career as a "star caricaturist" to that of a star of the New Pop Realism. His artistic visions are treasured and collected by other stars of the pop scene, like the Rolling Stones, who are friends of his, and by art connoisseurs all over the world.
In the quarter century of his creative career Krüger has remained true to the ideal of a New Pop Art, dedicating his art to a kind of game of deception, the interplay of identity and pose, of authenticity and fiction. This has enabled him to establish himself as a popular painter whose works draw large numbers of visitors to the galleries and museums. The defining feature of his work is creative reflection about the apparatus of media presentation and the manic iconography of contemporary painting. His FACES are a thoroughly subversive tribute to the world of beautiful appearances and to the rock and pop culture of the sixties, with which the painter has cultivated an almost ritualistic relationship.
The artist lives and works near Hanover, Germany and in California.
When & Where
ART on 5th
ART on 5th has relocated to the heart of South Austin, showcasing an eclectic collection of local, national, and international artists in a hip, minimalist setting (over 7,000 square feet). On permanent display is the popular exhibition, The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, while the rest of the gallery rotates a stable of over 40 artists. Artists' styles range from contemporary to whimsical and everything in between. A great selection of abstract art is always shown. FILM on 5th, inside the gallery, offers incredible original movie posters from the 1930s to the present. Hundreds on display and thousands available by request. Have a favorite film? We can get the original poster! If you have something to frame, our custom frame shop is recognized for its unique design aesthetic and a strong attention to archival principles.
3005 South Lamar Blvd. (between the Broken Spoke & Kerbey Lane Café)