Acquired directly from the artist
Kroll draws the viewer into his imagination, a four dimensional reality of movement depth and space. Leonardo Da Vinci, the father of art history and art theory developed this concept which he called the ‘mores geometrica’, the science of applying paint to a two dimensional canvas to create a world of appearances beyond words. Kroll applies both the thickest and very finest layers of paint in a single work to achieve veil upon veil of subtly reflective colour that spills dynamically, dramatically and mysteriously into and out of geometry, beyond frames, taking us to infinite places of wonder which any curious mind is capable of imagining.
Kroll was born to an American father and British mother in New York City, that vital and prime centre of painting’s great flowering in the post Second World War period. Out of an artistic family environment he developed his lifelong passion for painting.
Kroll’s studies began in the Philadelphia College of Art and continued at the Academy of Art in Florence and then at the Museum of Archaeology in Athens. This study was the manifestation of his passion for the classical tradition. His love of world art is anthropological in its scope, stretching across the millennia of humanity’s aspiration to creatively interpret in painting and sculpture that which is spiritually important to mankind. A keen interest in Italy’s Renaissance artists is matched by the deep influences he absorbed from the great works since the mid-nineteenth century of Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee and Mondrian.
Kroll’s work has been exhibited in major galleries and museums across the globe including in Paris at the Musée du Louvre, in New York, and in London.