Untitled (A Flooded Landscape Through the Eyes of a Criminal) 2.0



Dirk Skreber, German, 1961-
Born: Lubeck, Germany
Work Locations: Düsseldorf, Germany; New York


Object Info

Object: painting
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2015.645


Oil paint on canvas


Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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More Info


width: 129 5/16 in, 328.4538 cm; height: 74 5/16 in, 188.7538 cm


Modern and Contemporary Art


(c) Dirk Skreber

Extended Info

The heroic scale of Skreber’s paintings exposes sublimity in the face of disaster. Through cool detachment, the catastrophe of a flood or a train crash becomes awe inspiring and perhaps even beautiful. This is especially evident in his landscapes, which use aerial perspective to heighten the pervasiveness of an uncanny silence. Skreber challenges seemingly contradictory ideas in contemporary painting such as abstraction and figuration, color and line, beauty and catastrophe. His ordinarily disturbing content is a vehicle for exploration of formal issues. (Petzel Gallery)

Dirk Skreber was born in Lubeck, Germany in 1961. He graduated from the Dusseldorf Art Academy in 1988, and he currently lives and works in New York City.

Exhibition History

  • 'Currents 36: Dirk Skreber,' Mikwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI, November 7, 2013 - March 2, 2014