Stefan Kurten Figurative Painting - Table
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 2 images

Stefan Kurten
Table

2001

About

Myth and reality converge in the paintings of German artist Stefan Kürten. City parks, suburban backyards, corporate courtyards, and industrial park landscapes embody the search for a natural but contained utopia, with everything in its right place. These works masterfully simulate such artificially idyllic places while belying the dark, desperate futility behind them. For several years Kürten’s work has been about creating sites that don’t exist at all, but that remind us of places we’ve seen or been to before. Sometimes incorporating bits and pieces of architecture from photographs — banal office buildings, familiar houses — he creates the “perfect” composition, an archetype that we recognize and accept as authentic. This work combines several painting styles he’s explored in the past few years. Interweaving realistic, scientific, and symbolic approaches to landscape on a single canvas, Kürten examines how we perceive nature in its perfection.

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 12 in. x W 16 in.H 30.48 cm x W 40.64 cm
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU602270871
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

No Reviews Yet
Vetted
Recognized
1stdibs seller since 2011
Located in San Francisco, CA
Associations:
Art Dealers Association of America
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Gold Light (Goodbye for Now)
Stefan Kurten
Gold, Bronze, Canvas, Oil
The Sunny Side
Stefan Kurten
Canvas, Oil
Ashes Everywhere
Stefan Kurten
Linen, Ink, Acrylic
Coming Home - Study
Stefan Kurten
Gold, Bronze, Canvas, Oil
You May Also Like
Not At All What I Expected
Charles Browning
Canvas, Acrylic
FOREST STUDY -LAVENDER
Doug Freed
Canvas, Oil
The Falls
Randall Exon
Linen, Oil
8947 West Pico Boulevard
Marc Trujillo
Oil, Panel
Afternoon of the Satyr
Honore Sharrer
Canvas, Oil
Edge of the World, gouache painting on paper
Ann Chamberlin
Gouache
Las Tres Campañas
Ann Chamberlin
Oil
Shipwrecked Man & Artificial Moon
Ann Chamberlin
Oil

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries