Krausz’s paintings depict various spatial planes at once, embodying scripted messages of no literal significance. They are concerned with the emergence and dissolution of ciphers in infinite spaces. The works embody a kink of automatic writing arising from conductorial gestures.
Powdered pigments applied with a dry brush ground the paintings on museum board. Krausz then smears the pigment, leaving traces of ciphers in motion. He explains: “I’m interested in depicting limits of symbols, by showing the relationship between language and the unsayable, symbols in the space of silence. The paintings see to integrate my philosophical and musical concerns.”
Michael Krausz is the Milton C. Nahm Professor in the Depatment of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College, where he served as its Chair for ten consecutive years. He is the co-founder and former Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium.
Krausz is also the founding Conductor and Artistic Director of the Great Hall Chamber Orchestra at Bryn Mawr, comprised of 42 conservatory and young professional musicians