Art Profile: Stefan Kürten

Stefan Kürten (b. 1963, Düsseldorf) is a painter and musician who lives and works in Düsseldorf.  He attended the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, and later studied and taught at the Art Institute of San Francisco.

Kürten creates layered, intricately detailed depictions of architecture, landscapes, and domestic interiors. Typically devoid of overt depictions of figures, human presence is indirectly referenced through the portrayal of the familiar spaces of everyday life. Kürten often incorporates decorative motifs drawn from wallpaper or textiles, resulting in works that are simultaneously realistic depictions of the mundane and formalist experiments of line and pattern. …more info

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