Jonathan Kroell

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Biography and career

Jonathan Kroell


The sketches of the female form of Jonathan Kroell are exercises in simplification and reduction. Continuously expanding its visual vocabulary to pierce the emptiness of the whitespace through fragile lines. These fragmented poses challenge expectations. The ambiguous plain let’s you focus attention to re-discover seemingly well-known forms. 


His approach involves repetition to break down drawing-habits and make room for chance to take part in the process. Deconstructing a models pose and reassembling it in an almost mechanical way, thus allowing the sketches to captivate one’s attention. 


There is no meaning. It is what it is. 

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