2014 Exhibition "Temporale"
Peter Krausz was born in Romania in 1946 and graduated from the Bucharest Academy of Fine Arts in 1969. He emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1970. He joined the faculty of the University of Montreal in 1991, and is now a tenured professor of Fine Art in the Art History department. He has received numerous prestigious grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Québec Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
Krausz' work is in many important collections including the Jewish Museum, New York; Musée d’art Contemporain, Montreal; Musée du Québec; Air Canada; Citi Bank, New York and RBC Financial Group.
Krausz uses an ancient painting technique called secco, which in Italian means ‘dry’. This technique was developed 3500 years ago in Egypt, and used through the Renaissance. The secco technique requires a dry surface, unlike the more familiar fresco technique where the pigments are applied to a wet surface. Krausz applies paint in many transparent layers to achieve intense colors. Unparalleled in richness and luminosity, secco paintings are also extremely durable and can last for centuries.
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