Dirk Skreber

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Dirk Skreber's Untitled (Train) (courtesy Frank Cohen Collection)

Dirk Skreber, (b. 1961 Lübeck, Germany) is a contemporary artist[1] who lives and works in New York City. He studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.[2]


Skreber's epic paintings embrace catastrophe, offering a religious awe of their grim expectation. Depicted with high-gloss allusion to media imagery and viewed through the odd angles of a surveillance camera, Skreber's works are meditations of death and isolation, rendered more intimate and appealing through the astringent sheen of consumerism.[citation needed]


Skreber has exhibited work at museums, institutions and galleries around the globe including, but not limited to, Kulturhuset (Stockholm), Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York), Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (Madrid), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf), The Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha), White Cube (London), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (Baden-Baden) Denver Art Museum (Denver) and SkulpturenPark Köln (Köln).

His work is included in The Saatchi Collection, The Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Collection of the Museum Frieder Burda (Baden-Baden) and many more.[citation needed] Skreber is currently represented by Friedrich Petzel Gallery (New York).[citation needed]



  1. ^ Petersen, Anne Ring; Bogh, Mikkel; Christensen, Hans Dam; Peter Nørgaard Larsen (2010). Contemporary painting in context. Museum Tusculanum Press. pp. 211–. ISBN 978-87-635-2597-8. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ http://8c.4d.344a.static.theplanet.com/artistpages/skreber/biography.html[permanent dead link] Blum & Poe

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