Krawen connects various motifs or themes together, seeking pluralism in terms of expression, pictorial concepts and uses of colour. His most characteristic work is presented on a solid background, which is almost always monochromatic. Here, he focuses graphic and architectural details, objects and individual figures, thereby creating de contextualised landscapes, which are documentary in nature, mixed with elements of fiction.
In the work that provides the title for this exhibition, Dilemma (2018), the motif is reduced on a dichromatic canvas. He has studied ruins, often covered by graffiti, since 1997. When he lived in Düsseldorf, he witnessed the demolition of an abandoned industrial area, which made him an insightful observer of progress, globalisation and its disappearance. This work provided the basis for the Wand and Steine series, in which he details the architectural elements of his characteristic buildings, highlighting hypothetical disordered structures and the influence of human beings on the environment from an unusual perspective.