Tobias Kroeger – Abstract Portraits

Eyes on German artist Tobias Kroeger and his abstract portraits.

Tobias Kroeger is a German artist who lives and works in his birth town of Bremen, Germany. In 1997 he started to work as a graphic and graffiti artist. His work was mainly inspired by New York City’s graffiti scene. In 2013, his main objective changed from graphics and large murals to contemporary abstract art on canvas. Since that time he creates fictional portraits using traditional painting techniques with oil or acrylic. His abstract portraits are composed of many fragments. We can see them as pictorial metaphors for data or machine parts. With his colorful compositions, Tobias Kroeger visualizes what it means to be human in today’s digital world. He describes his pictures as explorations of the unknown. Tobias Kroeger bridges the gap between graphic, graffiti, and fine art. All the graphic elements in his portraits act like symbols of unfollowed dreams or the idea of heteronomy in today’s society.

Below you can see a selection of his abstract portraits. If you are interested to see more of his work, feel free and visit Tobias Kroeger’s website or follow him on Instagram.

Head full of Dreams, portrait with acrylic on canvas, 60x80cm by Tobias Kroeger from 2016.
Head full of Dreams, portrait with acrylic on canvas, 60x80cm by Tobias Kroeger from 2016.
How to Disapear - abstract portraiture.
How to Disapear, a colorful abstract portraiture. The paintings are visual metaphors for unfollowed dreams or the idea of heteronomy in our society.
Message Deleted - portrait with acrylic on canvas, 30x40cm.
Message Deleted – portrait with acrylic on canvas, 30x40cm.
New Master, oil on canvas painting in the size of 60x80cm.
New Master, oil on canvas painting in the size of 60x80cm.
Twins, work by Tobias Kroeger in the size of 50x60px.
Twins, work by Tobias Kroeger in the size of 50x60px.

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