Blue days, black nights, Stefan Kürten, 2004

Blue days, black nights

Stefan Kürten


Texts by David Frankel and David Gray

Published by Alexander and Bonin, Hosfelt Gallery, Galerie Michael Cosar, and Galerie Ute Parduhn

The buildings so often the subjects of Kürten’s painting come in a range of twentieth-century manners, sometimes stocked with the cold glass and flat surfaces of modernism, sometimes more simple and friendly, in the style of the suburb or garden city. These pictures often treat some balance between the human home and nature. There are never any people in Kürten’s paintings, which makes their utopianism both a little easier to pull off and a little unreal. Distant, still - the work describes nothing attainable, at least not in this life. 

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