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Christina Kruse, <i>Settled</i>, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
Christina Kruse, Settled, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
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Christina Kruse, Settled, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Settled</i>, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
Christina Kruse, Settled, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
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Christina Kruse, Settled, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Exit</i>, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.75 in.
Christina Kruse, Exit, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.75 in.
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Christina Kruse, Exit, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.75 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Controllable</i>, 2018, Pencil, acrylic, charcoal, varnish on paper, 9.5 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, Controllable, 2018, Pencil, acrylic, charcoal, varnish on paper, 9.5 x 9 in.
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Christina Kruse, Controllable, 2018, Pencil, acrylic, charcoal, varnish on paper, 9.5 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>A2/C4</i>, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.25 in.
Christina Kruse, A2/C4, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.25 in.
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Christina Kruse, A2/C4, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.25 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 4 wb</i>, 2017, Graphite, acrylic and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, Head 4 wb, 2017, Graphite, acrylic and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
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Christina Kruse, Head 4 wb, 2017, Graphite, acrylic and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 3 wb</i>, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 8 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, Head 3 wb, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 8 x 8 in.
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Christina Kruse, Head 3 wb, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 8 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Figure 1</i>, 2016, Acrylic paint, pencil, ink on paper, 10 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, Figure 1, 2016, Acrylic paint, pencil, ink on paper, 10 x 8 in.
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Christina Kruse, Figure 1, 2016, Acrylic paint, pencil, ink on paper, 10 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 5</i>, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, Head 5, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
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Christina Kruse, Head 5, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Figure 2</i>, 2015, Ink, pencil, pen on paper, 12 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, Figure 2, 2015, Ink, pencil, pen on paper, 12 x 9 in.
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Christina Kruse, Figure 2, 2015, Ink, pencil, pen on paper, 12 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 6</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
Christina Kruse, Head 6, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, Head 6, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 6</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
Christina Kruse, Head 6, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, Head 6, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>2/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
Christina Kruse, 2/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, 2/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>2/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
Christina Kruse, 2/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, 2/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>4/1</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
Christina Kruse, 4/1, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, 4/1, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>4/1</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
Christina Kruse, 4/1, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, 4/1, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Man 1</i>, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
Christina Kruse, Man 1, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
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Christina Kruse, Man 1, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Man 1</i>, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
Christina Kruse, Man 1, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
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Christina Kruse, Man 1, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Mother x</i>, 2016, Ink and graphite on paper, 9.75 x 9.5 in.
Christina Kruse, Mother x, 2016, Ink and graphite on paper, 9.75 x 9.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, Mother x, 2016, Ink and graphite on paper, 9.75 x 9.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 10</i>, 2017, Ink, acrylic, wood, pencil, paper, tape on paper, 10.75 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, Head 10, 2017, Ink, acrylic, wood, pencil, paper, tape on paper, 10.75 x 8 in.
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Christina Kruse, Head 10, 2017, Ink, acrylic, wood, pencil, paper, tape on paper, 10.75 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>1/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
Christina Kruse, 1/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
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Christina Kruse, 1/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>1/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
Christina Kruse, 1/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
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Christina Kruse, 1/2, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 4</i>, 2018, Acrylic, pencil, pen, varnish on paper, 12 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, Head 4, 2018, Acrylic, pencil, pen, varnish on paper, 12 x 9 in.
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Christina Kruse, Head 4, 2018, Acrylic, pencil, pen, varnish on paper, 12 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Matrose</i>, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, Matrose, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, Matrose, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Matrose</i>, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, Matrose, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, Matrose, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Matrose</i>, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, Matrose, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
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Christina Kruse, Matrose, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Round</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, Round, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
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Christina Kruse, Round, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>Round</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, Round, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
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Christina Kruse, Round, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>Round</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, Round, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
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Christina Kruse, Round, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>To expand</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, To expand, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
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Christina Kruse, To expand, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>To expand</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, To expand, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
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Christina Kruse, To expand, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>To expand</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, To expand, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
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Christina Kruse, To expand, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>Detached</i>, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in
Christina Kruse, Detached, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in
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Christina Kruse, Detached, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in
Christina Kruse, <i>Detached</i>, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in
Christina Kruse, Detached, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in
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Christina Kruse, Detached, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in
Christina Kruse, <i>Settled</i>, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Settled</i>, 2019, bronze, wood, and ink, 59 x 18 x 23 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Exit</i>, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.75 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Controllable</i>, 2018, Pencil, acrylic, charcoal, varnish on paper, 9.5 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>A2/C4</i>, 2019, Charcoal and pencil on paper, 9 x 9.25 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 4 wb</i>, 2017, Graphite, acrylic and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 3 wb</i>, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 8 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Figure 1</i>, 2016, Acrylic paint, pencil, ink on paper, 10 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 5</i>, 2017, Acrylic, graphite, and wood on paper, 9 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Figure 2</i>, 2015, Ink, pencil, pen on paper, 12 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 6</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 6</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 19 x 10 x 12.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>2/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>2/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 25 x 10 x 11.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>4/1</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>4/1</i>, 2017, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, brass, and wax, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Man 1</i>, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Man 1</i>, 2016, bronze, wood, acrylic paint, and wax, 9.75 x 6.75 x 22.15 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Mother x</i>, 2016, Ink and graphite on paper, 9.75 x 9.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 10</i>, 2017, Ink, acrylic, wood, pencil, paper, tape on paper, 10.75 x 8 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>1/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>1/2</i>, 2018, wood, acrylic paint, lacquer, wax, and varnish, 23 x 9.5 x 12 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Head 4</i>, 2018, Acrylic, pencil, pen, varnish on paper, 12 x 9 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Matrose</i>, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Matrose</i>, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Matrose</i>, 2019, Wood, oil, acrylic paint, metal, ink, wax, and varnish, 36 x 5.5 x 10.5 in.
Christina Kruse, <i>Round</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>Round</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>Round</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, charcoal, lacquer, and wax, 18 x 12 x 8 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>To expand</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>To expand</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>To expand</i>, 2018, Wood, acrylic paint, milk paint, lacquer, metal, and varnish, 18.5 x 7 x 7.5 inches
Christina Kruse, <i>Detached</i>, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in
Christina Kruse, <i>Detached</i>, 2019, Wood, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, varnish, 16 x 8 x 12 in

Biography

Christina Kruse (b. 1976, Germany) is a New York-based multi-disciplinary artist who works across the fields of photography, painting, and sculpture. Her ongoing body of sculptural works combines bronze, marble and wood in standing arrangements that reference geometry. Although grounded in structure, balance and stability, Kruse’s sculptures nevertheless evoke similarities to the human head and face, drawing connections between rationality and the oftentimes more capricious side of human life.

 

Previous significant works include Dystonia (2013), a three-part performance artwork where Kruse confronts the instability of the human lived experience. Getting into a purpose-built aluminum sculpture calibrated to automatically right itself after being pushed, Kruse allows herself to be taken along by the movements of the sculpture as it struggles to right itself in the face of multiple pushes and forces from all sides. Her earlier photographic and collage works draw on her personal biography, often deploying self-portraits layered with tape, watercolor, ink, and other media in her formal compositions.

 

Kruse’s artistic practice thrives on the notion of construction—that a work of art can necessarily be produced out of multiple elements that fit and connect with one another. Kruse is a recipient of the GLAAD award for Best Emerging Artist in Photography (2005). Her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New York, France, Austria, and Germany, amongst others.

 

Biography image © Kate Orne

Gallery Exhibitions

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06.17.2019
sculpturemag
Christina Kruse on “Base and Balance”
06.17.2019
i-D Magazine
christina kruse's latest exhibition is all about balance
06.13.2019
SURFACE
Christina Kruse: Base and Balance
06.13.2019
Purple Diary
Christina Kruse's "Base and Balance" Exhibition at Helwaser Gallery, New York
06.13.2019
Art Critique
‘Christina Kruse: Base and Balance’ at the Helwaser Gallery
06.10.2019
ArtNet News
Editors’ Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week: Christina Kruse
06.10.2019
Wallpaper*
In New York, Christina Kruse’s Bauhaus balancing act defies all sense of gravity
06.06.2019
The Last Magazine
Christina Kruse Finds Her Balance
06.05.2019
ARTnews
Pictures at an Exhibition: Christina Kruse
05.29.2019
Un-Titled Project
Interview with Christina Kruse
05.02.2018
Un-Titled Project
Interview with Christina Kruse
05.06.2017
The Cultural Omnivore
Christina Kruse on Suprematism, Structure and the Inspiration behind her latest exhibit
05.06.2017
Wallpaper*
Review of 'Seaman's House': Anton Ginzburg and Christina Kruse