Olaf Krassnitzky

Aesthetics of Ocean Trash

Size: 36”X24”

Medium: Mixed Media

Price: $864.00

Water Worlds

Size: 24”X20”

Medium: Mixed Media

Price: $480

Lizard & Friends

Size: 24”X20”

Medium: Mixed Media

Price: $480

Democracy and Tyranny

Size: 19.5”X18

Medium: Mixed Media

Price: $350

Arriving In A New World

Size: 20”X16”

Medium: Mixed Media

Price: $320

What Are We Going To Do With Him?

Size: 20”X16”

Medium: Mixed Media

Price: $320

 

 

About Olaf Krassnitzky:

Olaf Krassnitzky grew up in Vienna, Austria, where he obtained a medical degree in 1968, and qualified as a specialist in internal medicine. In 1974, he moved to Canada and lived first in Toronto; as of 1987 in Ottawa; and since 2008, in Clarence-Rockland, just east of Ottawa. In Canada, he held various healthcare positions until 1987. He obtained a master’s degree in anthropology from Carleton University in 1995, and then a PhD in sociology in 2000. In 2001, Olaf decided to follow in the footsteps of his father who had been a well- known artist in Salzburg, Austria and started a career in visual arts. Olaf has been interested in the arts from an early age. However, the only formal art education he received were two workshops in realist figure and portrait painting offered by the Realist Academy of Toronto in 2009.

Olaf’s preferred media are oil, pastel and charcoal, mostly on canvas or board. He also works with collages and reliefs (concrete and plaster). Besides his realist training, his techniques have been influenced by Kandinsky, Klee, Schiele, Klimt, the Fantastic Realists of Vienna and, to a significant extent, by his father. Olaf has exhibited in many group shows in Ottawa and in Montreal including the following venues: The Ottawa Fine Art Festival (juried), Westport Fine Art Show (juried), Glebe Art in the Park (juried), Orleans Studio Tour (juried), and Artour of Prescott-Russell (juried). His works were also shown in the following galleries in Ottawa: the Cube, Gallery 7A, G. Becker Gallery, Electric Gallery, the Galleriart Co-op, Galerie de la Rive in Rockland, the Gallery in Irene’s pub and the gallery in Bluebird Café in Ottawa. Olaf had two solo shows – one at the Bruyere Gallery (2005) at the Elizabeth Bruyere Family Clinic in Ottawa, and the other at The Cumberland Gallery (2004), City of Ottawa. A few hundred of his works, including many portrait commissions, can be found in private collections in Canada.

Website: www.olafkrass.ca
Email: olafkrass@sympatico.ca
Phone Number: 613-446-1476