TRANSFIGURED: The High Bright Night of Bruno Kurz

October 2 - October 25, 2014

Odon Wagner Contemporary is pleased to present TRANSFIGURED: The High Bright Night of Bruno Kurz, our second solo exhibition of recent works by German contemporary artist Bruno Kurz. Bruno Kurz body of work is characterized by expressive paintwork in which cracked surfaces, layers of colour and traces of impasto serve as contrast to a metallic background. Horizontal layers provide the colours a clear compositional order.

The remarkable body of work, in its harmonious entirety, is the opposite of the hyper-speeds of technology and celebrates a perceptual slowness at the heart of all true seeing. This is still a special kind of ancient and arcane technics, one focused organically and exclusively on sight and seeing. In almost every single painting the actual subject and theme is the transmission of light and its impact emotionally on the viewer. Born in 1957 in Langenargen, Lake of Constance. He currently lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Kurz spent many years of studying art abroad in Egypt, Mexico Asia and India. In 1984 he began his teaching career with Foundation of ART work, courses for adults. Since 1987 he has given various lectures including at the College of Education (Ka), Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, the National Academy Schloss Rotenfels, and the European Art Academy in Trier.

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Flickering Sea (La Mer Series)
59 x 59 inches / 150 x 150 cm
Vulcanic Island 6 (Lava Nord Series)
16 x 16 inches / 41 x 41 cm