Dirk Skreber’s art explores themes of sorrow and adulthood by combining photorealistic elements with more painterly and illustrational methods.
Skreber uses images of natural disasters and accidents involving deconstructed parts of buildings, trains and cars. These paintings and sculptures often depict an accident that appears to have just taken place.
Burned-out camper vans, disembodied wheels, and autos wrapped around poles are among the life-size sculptures simulating high-speed collisions constructed at automotive safety testing sites. These images take place in bloodsplattered landscapes or flooded cemeteries.