With an exhibition of new work on show in London, the figurative painter talks about putting his unfiltered life on show — on both body and canvas.
Florian Krewer’s paintings may, and often do, contain scenes of a sexual nature. They are peopled by bodies in action, by flesh tones and pink orifices, and sometimes also by animals leaping between limbs, or out of groins. There is a young man with owls for feet; there are tigers. “Tigers show that you can be strong and determined in your life,” says Krewer (pronounced “Krever”). “Humans have too many rules. When I see animals, they just go with their instincts.”