Summer 2016 Show Statement

Michael Kurz
Portland Oregon and Columbia River Gorge.

Land and skyscapes, especially those that I experience first hand are a starting point for many of my paintings. I take inspiration from all parts of life, however, and have increasingly found the human face and body to be particularly intriguing. In this show, I have painted a couple portraits of prominent figures in the ball scene of Harlem during the 1990’s. Their dress and poise inspire the same intrigue and fascination that I have for landscape.

I show my art around Portland and at my Studio. Please contact me to stop by for a visit. I enjoy painting commissions. Anything on my site can serve as inspiration for a new painting.

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Instagram: @michaelkurzart