Greta Meert Gallery presents its second solo exhibition of work by Valerie Krause

Greta Meert Gallery presents its second solo exhibition by Valerie Krause (°1976, Herdeke). Valerie Krause started her artistic career as a student in stonemasonry. The training introduced her to the practical and categorical treatment of materials such as stone or concrete. Later, she shifts direction. At the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Krause develops her sculpture techniques, which she expands even further during a year at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her artistic path is defined by a harmonious engagement with both nature and culture. Valerie Krause's method is synthetic; her design is free and open. In her work's composition, there’s a large tension, both on a material level – static/dynamic, hard/soft, solid/volatile – as in terms of design: open/closed, geometric/anthropomorphic, streamlined/erratic. Transition moments, such as the transformation

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