Stefan Kurten

Stefan Kurten : Shadowtime (M Kurte .K875 A4 2008)

Stefan Kürten’s paintings investigate the house as site of warmth and comfort, as idyll and symbol of a desirable lifestyle. He works from black-and-white photographs, changing the motif in order to emphasise the illustrative aspect. He adds different colours, and places ornamentation onto the silver and gold shimmering ground of his paintings. The real house becomes an archetype that has no concrete location. The human being as narrative figure is permanently absent from his interiors. Thus, these views of houses with interior spaces, gardens and endless details become a projection plane for the viewer’s own fantasies and ideas about life.

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibitions “Stefan Kürten. Shadowtime”, 2007, Museum Haus Esters, Krefelder Kunstmuseen.

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