Erwin van Krey, born 1959 in Tilburg (NL), lives and works in Vught (NL)
Studied at the Royal Academy of Art in 's-Hertogenbosch, where he graduated in 1983.With his first Amsterdam show epithets like 'romantic suburban scenery' became velcroed to his nonconformistic images.
The paintings are based on 'found footage' such as photos from magazines and folders, film stills and reproductions from art history.
They appear to be randomly juxtaposed images resulting in a new meaning, comparable with what Surrealism called 'the conquest of the unknown'.
The artist has been invited to many exhibitions such as Kruisruimte, Eindhoven in 2019, Van Gogh Galerie, Zundert (artist in residence), in 2018, 'Investigations into the uncanny', 's-Hertogenbosch in collaboration with S.M.A.K., Ghent in 2016, Galerie 4x4, Vianen in 2012, Caixa Forum, Barcelona in 2010, EXPO Antwerp in 2006 and many more.