NEW YORK—Stefan Kürten has rendered a series of enviable architectural spaces. His large and small paintings, though devoid of people, evoke distinct character and the layers of living. While the Dusseldorf, Germany-based artist depicts a range of architectural styles, the clean lines of mid-century design stand out among the structures sited in urban, suburban and rural areas.
The moody studies are on view at “Here Comes the Night,” a solo show of new paintings by Kürten that officially opens today at Alexander and Bonin Gallery.
According to the gallery, that artist states the following about the collection: “In all of the new work there is a very special light that seems to create a night scene…even if it’s daytime. The time of day in which the scene is set seems to be fluctuating. There is a mysterious glow that illuminates the motifs. I found Here comes the night very suitable, because it sounds poetic and foretelling, but also leaves enough room for fantasy and interpretation. I like the ambiguity of its promise.”
“Here Comes the Night” is on view from Sept. 8 to Oct. 13, 2012.
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