A Frame is a Frame is a Frame...
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A Frame is a Frame is a Frame...

Dittmar Danner aka Krüger has been pursuing the idea of colour spaces in cubes for two decades (as the artist Dittmar Krüger). One could also say that his focus on these 'boxed' colour spaces has been for him a self-chosen stage for methodic analytical experiments on the interrelation of colours, and their relation to the architectonic form of the box. The previous decade, the 1990ies, was influenced by replacing painting by substitute industrial materials which would lend these physicality in relation to the wall object – probably an important step forward towards ending the dominance of the canvas.

When Dittmar Krüger, now under his new name as Dittmar Danner aka Krüger, abandons the coloured light body caught in a cube in favour of the planar canvas, there is a reason behind it already explicitly articulated by adopting his new name: 'Back to the Roots' – after 30 years –, namely back to the canvas, which he already worked as a student in the painting class of Johannes Geccelli at the Hochschule der Künste (today’s Universität der Künste). The name Danner comes from the maiden name of his Austrian mother.

The flickering lines around the squares, which appear like hovering light frames in their wall boxes, have developed into a polychrome framework, which, transferred to the square of the canvas, proverbially opens doors: the upright format, with dimensions ranging from small formats of 30 x 24 cm to 240 x 180 cm, are his new stage for a firework of high-rectangular frames, of which you cannot tell, whether they are positioned, or floating, in front of or behind the according larger or smaller frame.

When on his large formats Dittmar Danner aka Dittmar Krüger indicates yellow, whirring, wispy clouds on light grey, airy ground, he allows us to share his vision and to explore the universe with all its opportunities. It's not dark yet...

A Frame is a Frame is a Frame...

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