German, born in 1986
Florian Krewer was born in 1986. He graduated in architecture but went on to study painting at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf from 2011 to 2017, where his teacher was renowned painter Peter Doig. His paintings take root from personal or found photographs, cut out and assembled in his preparatory sketches from which his compositions are born. His large-format canvases depict figures with indeterminate features, whose youth is revealed by their streetwear style of clothing. In the nocturnal or twilight atmosphere of these urban scenes with their nebulous backgrounds, it is not easy to distinguish the brawl from the embrace, the dance from the pickup. His silhouettes run, stand their ground, lash out, hesitate. Violence is never far away. We can guess the context, although we are given no keys to interpret it.