Moments in which the reality does or doesn’t match the previously imagined, are both source and the condition of the work itself. As painter and sculptor, I deal with expressions of longing. With melancholic meditations on the futility of private and collective utopias, I research idealized abstract models and how they are materialized. I consider architecture as one of the most important themes in my work as it is the most physical and influential object with which we interact in the everyday.
I investigated the seductive quality of the model in urban planning, the limits of the model as tool, the actual neighborhoods that became a physical version of its original abstract point of reference and the sublime physical trace the materialization of a model leaves the moment it meets reality.
Lilian Kreutzberger, the Netherlands 1984, received a BFA at the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague (2007) and she received a Fulbright for her Master of Fine Arts programme at Parsons New School, New York (May 2013. She currently lives and works in New York and is an Artist in Residence at the ESKFF.
Kreutzberger won the Buning Brongers prize for painting in 2008; and has received a grant twice from the Mondriaan Fund. Her work has been shown at, among other places, the Gemeentemuseum in the Netherlands (2007); the Royal Palace, Amsterdam (2009); and the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo, Shanghai, China (2010). Her work is held in the Gemeentemuseum collection, the Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation and in the Caldic Collection. Kreutzberger was twice nominated for the Royal Prize for Painting. Recently, she was selected by Rietveld Architects in New York to make a permanent work for a residential building in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.