Peter Krausz’s paintings pay homage to the renewal and the constancy of nature. By inventing landscapes from memory and observation, he creates a universal time and place that deeply resonate within the viewer. The artist finds a balance between nature and man where the human spirit is in each hillside and valley, therefore becoming a connection to things past, present, and even future. None of us has visited these fictional places, but Krausz uses the riches of human memory to deliver an experience mysterious yet familiar.
Using a classical painting technique he calls secco, Peter Krausz obtains colors by mixing pure pigments with egg emulsion applied on a wall-like surface. By capturing sunny fields flooded with luscious greens, fiery reds and deep ochres, he translates color into emotion.
Peter Krausz was born in Romania in 1946 and completed his studies at the Bucharest Academy of Fine Arts in 1969. In 1991, he joined the faculty at the University of Montreal where he is now a tenured Professor of Fine Art. His works are in many Canadian collections including Musée d’art Contemporain, Montréal, Musée du Québec, and Banque Royale du Canada.