//Christopher Kadetzki

Christopher Kadetzki was born on 07.01.1990 in Frankfurt Oder. Unlike other painters, he did not find his way to painting via the academic business, but went the way of the craft apprenticeship as a painter and varnisher. Through the intensive study of color theory and other technical aspects of painting in the course of his experiences as a craftsman, he finally found access to pleinair-painting.

From landscape painting he was increasingly drawn to urban motifs. During the painting process, Christopher came into contact with the social aspects of his motifs through a wide variety of encounters. Conversations with people in the urban environment became an integral part of his creative process, their stories and emotions increasingly found their way into his works and became part of his daily life. His works are not just simple oil paintings on canvas, but reflect the impressions of the time, the people, their history and their movements that surround him when he paints and with which he repeatedly comes into contact through painting.

By focusing on color intensity, stroke and free play of colors, he manages to capture the vivid dynamics of urban scenes and interpret what he experiences in the context of the emotions lived. The often rudimentary expression makes the images seem alive, puts them in motion, while this potential is often lost through fixation on details in long working processes in the studio. People become idealized statues and the living potential of the motif disappears behind sophisticated technique and lengthy details. Extensive and pre-planned motifs, as well as the technical skills necessary to realize such a work, are definitely in the artist’s repertoire, but are deliberately neglected in the process in order to fully exploit the living potential of the motif.

True to the motto: “Less is more”, this way of working allows the artist to incorporate spontaneous change and a wide variety of events on site into the work, in order to fully exploit the motif in the open air and enter into an artistically mediated dialogue with the people and the place.

//Body of Work 2018 – 2021