Former landscape artist Will Kurtz began making art as a self-taught artist at the age of 35. A recent MFA graduate from the New York Academy of Art, the Brooklyn based artist creates figurative sculptures using wood, wire and newspapers.
Describing his sculptures, Kurtz explains, ”My work is about finding that certain honesty, sincerity and rawness of humans. I never intend for my work to be beautiful in the classical sense. Sometimes I purposefully avoid this. I find beauty in almost everything around me. What some might find ugly I find beautiful. I would rather have an ugly truth than a beautiful lie.”
“I want people to look at my work and find tenderness, vulnerability and humor. The person they are looking at might be completely different from them, but they will be able to connect on a deeper level because we are all human regardless of the life we are given or have chosen to live.”
Brighton Beach Bench [via]
wood, metal wire, newspaper, glue, tape, cardboard, screws, synthetic hair, hair tie, 50 x 38 x 113 in.
“I use the subjects and colors in the newspapers as my palette. I am able to make the sculptures quickly and retain the creative energy. My sculptures draw you in with their familiarity and unexpected life coming from such an everyday material.”
Many more Kurtz sculptures at Mike Weiss Gallery
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