Michigan born, Brooklyn based painter, Jeff Kraus’s approach to paint is immediate, compulsive, and rhythmic. Scores of spontaneous movements dragged, scratched, and pressed onto surfaces, Kraus’s work emphasizes the performative act of mark making transcribed through formal explorations of material. Arrested, yet humming between states of transience and permanence, energy flows through material to inform hazy environments populated by eroded, quasi-architectural fragments which vibrate, slip, and recede. Direct and visceral, the experience of Kraus’s work holds the viewer in a present corporeal awareness while the residue of past movements map distant spaces void of place and time.



Create Magazine
Studio Sundays

Scandale Project Feature

Young Space Interview

Thirty-six feet of beauty added to Wealthy

Revue West Michigan Arts Issue 
Cover Images, Interview

Gaspard leaves its mark

Fresh Contemporary

"Seriality In The Archive
Work by Jeff Kraus & Chris Cox '16


Rapidian Article
Profile '15

Rapidian Article 
Profile '13

Rapidian Article
Solo Exhibition "Conditions"



Emergent Magazine Issue #1

Tappan Collective
Los Angeles


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