At first glance, one could take the artist Michael Krähmer for a photorealist.
However, his oil paintings are not images of external reality, but virtual sceneries, imaginary spaces that are symbols of certain mental attitudes. They are refuges for the mind driven by the hectic of everyday life. It is not the geographical location of a landscape that is important, but its atmosphere, its radiance on the viewer. In this respect, Michael Krähmer could be considered a neo-romantic. The paintings invite us to expose ourselves to their cosmic silence and to immerse ourselves in their magical tranquility.
The paintings are done in the time-consuming resin oil glaze technique of the old masters. Transparent oil paint mixed with dissolved resin is glazed with a brush in many very thin layers on top of each other, creating shimmering, almost three-dimensional color spaces. The creation of such a painting takes up to a month.