Kris Kullengren – A unique life for a unique contemporary humanist painter
Kris Kullengren, known as Krs for his painting, comes from Sweden. He chose to move to Japan at an early age of 17. Before 24, he had moved 17 times and travelled over 30 countries. And this experience of living in greatly different cultures, languages and ways of life has made him see, beyond the differences, the universality in humanity that can bridge the essential differences of culture, language, age, race, social class and life. This realization has become the cornerstone for where his creativity comes from, and the key message he hopes to deliver through his works.
Although 10 years’ hard practice wouldn’t be rare in the contemporary painting career, Krs is unique in his staying true to his inner emotions and letting the colors shape them, which is why his paintings usually strike people with an instant feeling of a strong emotion. His signature use of bold colors, dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork is unique, and behind these dramatic colors he hopes to achieve a connection between souls. For him, every painting comes from a unique moment of an individual life snapshot, irreplicable and irreversible.
Those who love his art can see the life and soul in his paintings, and relate to the unique emotions behind. This understanding in audience is Krs’ achieved balance of meticulous practice and an inclusive genuine caring and appreciation for life.
With over 10 years’ hard practice, Krs has had the experience to work with other artists and musicians, and has applied his art to a wide range of international business.