Kurt Kauper

  • , Study for Woman #5, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    43 1/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    109,9 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Study for Woman #4, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    43 1/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    109,9 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Study for Woman #3, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    45 3/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    116,2 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Study for Woman #2, 2017
    Graphite on paper
    43 1/4 x 29 inches (framed)
    109,9 x 73,7 cm (framed)
  • , Woman #4, 2017
    Oil on Dibond
    88 x 58 inches
    223,5 x 147,3 cm
  • , Woman #3, 2017
    Oil on Dibond
    88 x 58 inches
    223,5 x 147,3 cm
  • , Woman #2, 2017
    Oil on Dibond
    88 x 58 inches
    223,5 x 147,3 cm
  • , Man Lying Down 4, 2016
    Oil on Dibond
    34,3 x 76,2 cm
    13,5 x 30 inches

Kurt Kauper is a painter whose work had, for the past fifteen years, been images of familiar cultural icons—opera divas, Cary Grant, hockey players, and Barack and Michelle Obama—seen in a variety of unfamiliar ways. His figure paintings of historical and imagined people tend to leave expectations unfulfilled, and elide simple categorization. In contradistinction to his clear and precise articulations of form, Kauper's content is characterized by indeterminacy, unintentionality, ambiguity, fluidity, destabilization, strangeness, amorality, uselessness, and the neutral. He loves Bach, Ingres, and Roland Barthes.


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