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Daniela Krachtt
New York, New York

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My work addresses the simultaneous presence of chaos and order in our ecosystem and human civilization. In their most opposing state both forces create specific phenomena, which are fundamental parts of historic events and myths.

I intend to depict the trajectory of these forces and re-create sublime moments from literature, tales and imagination. Recently I started a series called `Odyssey´, where the physical application of oil paint fluctuates between representational realism and abstraction. Departure Diptych is part of this series. The medium of oil paint is pushed to its limit using both additive and subtractive techniques throughout the whole painting process, allowing a parallel organic world with new visions of historic events to emerge.

The expansion of human civilization from rare residues to a growing colonization of nature begins to play an increasing role in my world building process.





born: 1979, La Paz, Bolivia



New York Academy of Art, MFA 2013

University of Heidelberg, Germany, MD 2007


selected awards/honors

Academy Scholars Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, 2012 and 2013


selected publications

Whitewall Magazine, Superstars at the New York Academy of Art´s Tribeca Ball, April 2013

Hyperallergic, Whimsy and Terror at the New York Academy of Art's MFA Open Studios, April 2013


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Of Vessels and Voyages, Reese Gallery, St.Louis, Missouri, 2014


selected group shows

Nature at Tribeca Ball 2013, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York, 2014

Velvetlens, 308at156 Project Artspace Gallery, New York, New York, 2013

Take Home a Nude, Sotheby´s, New York, New York, 2013

NYAA Summer Exhibition, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, New York, 2013



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