Saturday, October 1, 2011

Stefan Kürten

While doing a little research on Stefan Kürten I found that he exhibited here in Dublin in the RHA and I missed it..I hate when that happens.
Kürten's works are distinguished by a striking tonality that is achieved through the use of a gold or silver base coat at the beginning of each painting. Images of suburban houses, gardens and yards such as Spellbound and Weites land are outlined in black before the different elements are painted in. Increasingly the artist has also used the repeating pattern of domestic wallpaper or carpet in his paintings, the contrasting flourishes accentuating the rigid lines of the suburban home.