Germaine Kruip

Born in 1970 in in Castricum, Nederland, Germaine Krupp studied at Das Arts and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Over the past two decades, she has been developing a practice that merges time, space and perception.

Often kinetic, Kruip’s works involve light, movement and geometric forms that expand possibilities and spectrums of abstraction. Her installations not only demonstrate their outstanding formative aspects, but also attain a remarkable aesthetic sense through a harmony of the object and its reflection, shades and phantasmal visions.

In between the visual arts, the stage, and architecture, Krupp’s interventions investigate the scenography of ungraspable phenomena, such as the ever-changing daylight and the passage of time; the relationship between art and ritual in repetitive gestures; historical attempts to create abstraction by means of geometry – and finally the desires, theories and ideologies underlying these attempts.