This work comes out of an anger at and general dissatisfaction with society and civilization in general. It is also a little bit building a fort in your back yard kinda thing. It is intended to reflect the absurdity and the futility of daily life as well. The escape hatch can be an escape hatch, an outpost and shelter or a place to strike from. I’m hoping that participating in yurt city and placing my hatch among this work will be like peeking out of the hatch and seeing something hopeful.
Jose Krapp was born in El Paso, Texas. He was discharged from the Navy in 1993 as a petty officer third class. Krapp graduated from NYU in 2000 with an MFA in studio art. He has participated in the Aim program at the Bronx museum, Cooper Union's artist teacher summer residency, the Henry Street settlement workspace program and the s-files show at the Museo del Barrio.