Erwin van Krey, born 1959 in Tilburg (NL), lives and works in Vught (NL)
Studied at the Royal Academy of Art and Design, 's-Hertogenbosch, graduated in 1983.
With his first Amsterdam show epithets like 'romantic suburban scenery' became velcroed to his nonconformistic images.
His seductive works are based on 'found footage' such as photos from magazines and folders, film stills and reproductions from art history.
He chooses specific fragments from these pictures to create his own image. The settings and images often give an impression of melancholy and intimacy, but are also influenced by Surrealism. His atmospheric paintings keep in equilibrium a familiar realism with a nebulous distance.
"As a painter you don't make the connections yourself. It is the viewer who brings together things. He feels a kind of intertwining of... I don't know what."
The artist has been invited to many exhibitions such as Van Gogh Galerie (artist in residence), Zundert in 2018, 'Investigations into the Uncanny', Willem II Fabriek, ‘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, DBK Gallery, Sittard in 2004 and many more.