In close contact with the Brazilian nature, he shaped and created powerful works of art – totally unique in the panorama of current contemporary art. Krajcberg’s sculptures impress by their poetic feel of space and the use of natural basic material. His work is a manifest in itself, an outcry of revolt against human destruction.
Krajcberg, a Polish-born Jew, became a Brazilian citizen over 50 years. He had lost his entire family in WWII and, in the aftermath of the war, all he wanted was “to run away from humankind”. It was Brazil’s natural beauty that gave him a new lease on life. It had a profound - almost visionary - impact on him. Faced with forest fires and large-scale destruction of this beloved nature that gave him back his dignity, Krajcberg was revolted. His art took on a militant style.
This portrait of the man is also the story of an extraordinary destiny, the story of his revolt.
AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING: French version only;
Festivals and Awards:
FIFA, Montreal (2005): selected for competition, section "Creative Crossroads"