"Allegorical Landscapes, abstract, minimalistic, modern."Michele Krauss was born in Santiago, Chile. She moved to the United States in 1987, and while mostly residing in New England, she has also lived in Milan, London, San Francisco, Miami, Madrid , Boston and New York, studying Interior Architecture, Design and Art. The numerous relocations, has translated into her work as a constant motion. Sometimes creating a conflict between stability, settlement, conformism and freedom, experience and adventure.Krauss has showed nationally and internationally, participating in Contemporary Art Fairs, Solo and Group Exhibits in Italy, Australia, France, Spain, Chile and the United States.She has been featured in international magazines, local newspapers as Revista COSAS, Art Journal and most recently Harper’s Bazaar, among others. Two of her paintings were selected by the US Department of State Art Curators, displayed at the US Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Her artwork can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide. Michele has now established her permanent residence in New York City, where she’s continuously inspired by its diversity, uniqueness and catalytic force.STATEMENT I work on wood boards and canvas, intermixing different materials, like oil paints, wires and sand. By intertwining concepts, feelings and ideas, we can communicate on different levels and in a variety of ways.Symbolizing how we are wired to each other through communication, being physical, mental or spiritual, I tell a story, I keep a secret, I code a message… We are surrounded in a world of juxtaposition; it exists between motion and what is static, between the organic architecture and the man-made constructions, as well as the fluidity of movement and the rigidity of the structure. But while we find juxtaposition of elements in the landscape itself, there's also a contrast between emotions and perceptions. I represent it physically in the form of a painting, creating allegorical landscapes. Art is not isolated from social and cultural context. It participates, it’s part of it and transform it.Through subliminal symbolism, I make personal statements about social justice, global issues, gender equality, love and sometimes humor. I express hidden stories, thoughts and feelings. These are influenced by current events and issues that affect my inner world and the world, that belongs to us all.