130cm x 130cm
This painting is in a private collection in Graz, Austria.
We want to show it here, because very few people have been privileged to see it until now.
When Krajnc was sketching and drawing and taking photographs
on all the different locations around Manhattan
that he wanted to incorporate into this work,
the Twin Towers were very much a part of the island,
a landmark, a monument to success, business, bright future - seemingly indestructible...
Today, in 2012, we cannot look at the painting without remembering "9/11",
as that fateful day will forever be known,
and marvel at the artist's vision and his painted premonition,
the juxtaposition of these doomed sets of towers,
and the reality of the two strong beams of light,
which have replaced the vanished buildings,
as they shine up into the sky every night -
just as Krajnc painted the World Trade Center back then.
In the middle of a bustling metropolis,
as if seen from the cockpit of a small plane,
rises a huge structure, inspired by Breughel's "Tower of Babel":
Manhattan, New York!
The Tower seems to revolve around the World Trade Center
which acts as axis,
overflowing with paper money in all currencies.
DER WEG IST DAS ZIEL (THE PATH) (1994-1995)
155cm x 125cm
This title could be called "the artist's CREDO":
The concept of the path being in itself the goal of the journey, is an ancient one.
The stony path is a recurrent theme in Krajnc' work.
It divides and unites Old and New World, wilderness and civilisation, Arizona and Austria.
Largely autobiographical, the painting's message, however, is universal.
The goal changes often during one's lifetime, there are deviations and variations...
the one constant is the path we follow. Important and meaningful,
is it not the path itself guiding us, leading us?
"The Path" was first publicly shown in the summer of 2000,
at Krajnc' One Man Exhibition "L'Amore che muove le Stelle"
in the fortress gallery of Rocca Ubaldinesca di Sassocorvaro, Italy.
This Mini-Gallery-Space will showcase different oilpaintings periodically.
Commissions are accepted for site specific work!
Would you like to see more Oil Paintings?
Go visit the Studio in Tucson
and the Studio in the Austrian Castle.
Last modified: March 15, 2012
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