The girl with golden hair, 2022

by Barbara Kroll

Painting : acrylic

99.1 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm 39 x 27 x 0.1 inch


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Painting: acrylic

Dimensions cm inch

99.1 x 68.6 x 0.3 cm 39 x 27 x 0.1 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: Germany

I register it and then part of it automatically goes to work. I'm not trying to paint literally, but I'm trying to bring the emotions being exerted on me closer to the viewer. A feeling for drawing, color and proportions, a free line and a precise power of observation. These are the essential characteristics of my work. Portraits and nudes are among my recurring, predominantly figurative subjects. Ready to Hang: No. Signature Location: right middle

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Barbara Kroll, The girl with golden hair

Barbara Kroll

Germany  • 1960


My work is about dealing with the real world and above all using the images that surround us in everyday life. I often search for the unexpected. An ironic turn to images or things you might expect or their combinations. To lure a participant into new and perhaps unexplored area. I paint what attracts my attention. The theme depends on the situation. I am especially interested in unusual combinations of objects, funny motifs, and interesting colors. I am looking for an opportunity to change my mind, to develop new ideas. Words are drawings, color is an adjective and a verb, form is a structured sentence, rhymes are rhythmic repetitions of shapes, punctuation is a negative space to enchant the eye into faith, evoke emotional memory and reactions for a moment or forever. Art remains as a strong contender of how we share our thoughts and ideas. Throughout history, art has survived the tidal wave of information, and remains an unpredictable source of imagination. I live and work in Maintal, near Frankfurt am Main.


I visited an art high school in the 80s and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan.

Awards & Distinctions:

Also have I participated in several artist competitions in the last years. For example I was in the final round or one of the long/shortlisted/finalist artists at the Palm Award (2013), National Portrait Gallery: BP Portrait Award (2016), Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize (2016), Charly Smith Prize (Anthology 2016), Derwent Art Prize (2016), Luxembourg Art Prize 2016.
2. Prize in Painting of the International Contemporary Art Competition Miami 2017
FIRST AWARD for PAINTING on PAPER, Osten Biennal of Drawing Skopje 2018, Macedonia


Last Exhibitions:
• Finalists exhibition, Derwent Art Prize 2016, Trowbridge Town Hall/Great Britain
• “My Sex, My Self" - Women Artists Exploring Sexuality and Sensuality Through Self Portraits, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, London/Great Britain
• Künstler der Remise, Hanau/Germany
• „About the faces of women“ ("Über die Gesichter der Frauen"), Remise Galerie, Hanau
• "Woman's view on femininity" ("Frauensicht auf Weiblichkeit"), 21. Hanauer Frauenwoche, Hanau
• „Uferzonen“, Kutschenwerkstatt, Gelsenkirchen/Germany
• 12. Internationale Künstlersymposium, Atelier an der Donau, Ybbs/Austria
• „Behind the sketch“ ( „Hinter der Skizze“), Galerie espace38, Biel/Switzerland
• „Safrin + Kroll“, Gutshaus Steglitz, Berlin/Germany
• „short story“, Galleri Korinth, Faaborg/Denmark
• „Behind the sketch“ ( „Hinter der Skizze“), Historisches Rathaus Hochstadt, Maintal/Germany
• Multiply by Sharing IX, Werkplaats K, Kerkrede/Netherlands
• Barbara Kroll und Susumo Ohira, 10 dence gallery, Dordrecht/Netherlands
• Joint exhibition with Melanie Delgado, Richard Treater, Tom Romeo and Laurie Sheridan, Green Kill Gallery, Kingston/USA
• BBK Gallery, Frankfurt am Main/Germany
• “Place", Gallery Morning, Kyoto/Japan

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