Nikolaus Kriese’s artworks create images of a new reality comprising of modern and traditional perspectives in a concept of a naturalistic montage. The subjects painted in large format on canvas develop from the artist’s very personal preference and aestethic experience of daily encounters with the architecture, spaces, landscapes and objects. Each image is designed in decorative nuances and at the same time, it is interpretative in a realistic way blending colour- with space-structures. Kriese’s paintings are devoted to create a pictorial arrangement by treating each surface with a multi coloured or monochromatic touch as well as by changing picturesque figurative and expressive elements. Everything that can be seen is potentially conceivable to the artist. Kriese creates a new reality made of oil and acrylic colours on canvas. Each image is the product of the artist’s very authentic inspiration. The artworks have their own logic indeed. Some elements can emerge again and again, thereby originating a degree of seriality according to Kriese’s creativity or personal experiences. Not only are animals on Kriese’s paintings undepicted, his artworks are almost always devoid of people. Hence, some of them may arouse emotional responses in the viewers, such as coldness or distance. Kriese’s topics range from marbles in the meadow over clouds, lego pieces, forests and doorways. These objects turn out to be the main characters of Kriese’s compositions performing on a naturalistic stage.