Upon hinges of raw emotion is where Steven Krueger hangs his creative spirit. With aggressive strokes of paint and intense stylization of figures, Krueger’s mixed media works are an all out assault upon the senses. Words, bright patterns and superfluous drips exist within an unruly picture plane. His characteristic motifs exude strong expressionist sensibilities, reflecting times of confusion or despair and yet wonder and emotional innocence also appear as underlying currents. “To me,” Krueger explains, “art is the skill to be able to document one's emotions.” The paintings are created with spontaneity as well as chance; layer upon layer of paint, pencil, oil pastel or emulsion is applied, sometimes covering over previous ones until the image is finally complete. The results are expressive, raw and magnificent to behold and have been exhibited to audiences around the globe.
World travel has only increased Krueger’s fervor for the arts. As an American who has experienced the diverse cultures of the world firsthand, he has lived in Austria, Guatemala, Finland and currently India.