“I make things”

by CHRISTOPHER MOSLEY | portrait by MEI-CHUN JAU

Things are happening for Pierre Krause. The 2013 University of Texas at Dallas grad — summa cum laude, by the way — made waves last year in a collaborative project called “Sundowner,” which opened in Dallas at Circuit 12 Contemporary then toured in Hiroshima, Japan, and Zurich. The multimedia artist’s work includes everything from dimly-lit walls adorned with text, to faint graphite drawings to a large blanket featuring the pop star Drake. Krause also contributed audio to the recent artist takeover of the Omni Dallas Hotel’s LED facade, and traveled to Zurich in early fall to put on live performances with local artist Kris Pierce and the Power Station’s Gregory Ruppe, who curated “Sundowner.” Finding an online audience came naturally due to the hypercurrent nature of Krause‘s work, which led to the artist’s participation in a widely covered New York group show “Girls at Night on the Internet.” The response was different than what Krause is used to in Dallas. “There was a line down the block, a rope and you could only have a certain amount of people in at one time,” Krause said. —Christopher Mosley

WHAT I DO I make things.
WHY I DO IT Why not?
TWO GREATEST AMBITIONS
To feel and to feel more deeply
GREATEST FEAR Regret
TURN-ONS Intensity
TURNOFFS Bigotry
FAVORITE BREAKFAST Plums
WHAT I VALUE MOST IN SOMEONE
Softness
WHAT I LOATHE Capitalism
WHAT MAKES ME LAUGH Things that aren’t funny
PHRASE I USE THE MOST “No.”
WHAT’S NEXT Something better