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  • “No. 774”No. 774

    acrylic on canvas 36" x 48"

  • “No. 626”No. 626

    oil on panel 16" x 29"

  • “No. 695”No. 695

    acylic on panel 48" x 48"

  • “No. 722”No. 722

    oil on canvas 48" x 48"

Kurt Kreissl

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Kurt Kreissl is a painter whose work focuses on organic form and fluid movement often incorporating figurative elements and portraiture. He utilizes various mediums including oil, acrylic, graphite, and digital formats to achieve his vision. Kurt was raised across the United States, finally settling in Chicago, IL where he earned a BFA from DePaul University specializing in graphic design. During this time, Kurt honed his artistic talent discerning his passion for painting, both in acrylic and oil. Since graduation, he has been doing primarily commission works for private clients and collectors. In addition, he has been a part of various group and juried exhibitions.

artist statement

Organic change is erratic in a fluid way. The variations of nature are continuous. While the whole of transformation is an unstoppable force, points in its continuum are able to be marked; observed; impressed; apprehended. These points are forms, perceivable and definable. Defining forms; naming them, calling them- opens the great occurrence of transformation. Our definitions abstract from the assembly of things moving together in time and space. It can be said that we stop what we articulate.
I call out and stop pieces of transformation. I look at the space between emergence and drift and choose moments to seize, develop, and relay. I reflect senses from the whole world of change and refract them into our own- light becoming breath; response becoming sensuality; lust becoming intimacy; physicality becoming spiritual ecstasy. I explore the properties of sensate life in mixed media: oil & acrylic paint, graphite, and digital. I celebrate the realm where what is moves to what may be.