With the means of painting Krückels examines the dialectic of revealing and concealing. Not the sensual seduction or the drama of the surface is the goal of his presentation. Combining his self-portrait with the stock of images in art history, he creates an outer frame, within he pursued his intention.
He opposites old master painting styles of Dürer or Rubens with his own, wherein disparate, not object-related color plains create forms. In his light boxes details disappear when illuminated. Experimentation with colored glass has been an important topic in Bauhaus. Krückels uses a new method to light glass.
An abstracted Pieta is his first design with this artistic material. Estrangementing the familiar, like Krückels realizes within his paintings, is again processed in his objects. Moulding packing material with porcelain or rubber, he evokes a sensual images of something bizarre and seductive. From the negative mold of a chocolate pack he creates jelly-like structures, that mysteriously illuminated, change into a culinary vision.
Excerpt from an opening speech of Dr. Annemarie Zeiller for the exhibition In Dubio Pro Libertate in Press Club Munich, 2019.
Pieta, glass, steel , 180x60x5 cm (image size 80×60 cm), 2010
Dante, ink, landscape plan, light box, 70 x 300 x 12 cm, 2015
1: Bill, gouache on transparent paper, LED light box, 47x67x13 cm, 2010
2: V, gouache on transparent paper, LED light box, 47x67x13 cm, 2010
3: I am Dürer, gouache on transparent paper, LED light box, 47x67x13 cm, 2010
4: I am Seneca, gouache on transparent paper, LED light box, 47x67x13 cm, 2010