Hinrich Kröger, born and raised in Berlin, is a painter and ceramic artist.
Hinrich Kröger’s atelier is based in the heart of Berlin’s booming art market in Berlin-Mitte. Founded in 1996, it shows the artist’s own work which consists of paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
It's greyhounds and gigolos who are wearing old-fashioned haute couture at Hinrich Krögers studio, painted onto faiences, engobes, clays and porcelains. On a decorative wall plate, a French bulldog, painted gold and turquoise, seems to go cross-eyed while trying to throw lascivious looks at a tea service draped with golden pugs. In the shop window, large poodles with raspberry-red noses are sniffing each other on a floor vase, right next to Luigi – the sculpture of a well-endowed man, posing like a stripper with a tattooed erection, around which the whole figure pivots on something that looks very much like a cream cake.
His work as a ceramist is a synthesis of visual art and form where he skillfully and whimsically combines elements of painting with the shapes of pottery.
What desire means to me:
"To say it in the words of Arthur Rimbaud, Life is elsewhere"
image: Atelier Hinrich Kröger