Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Oliver Zybok. Text by Stephan Berg, Oliver Zybok. Interview by Lawrence R. Rinder.
German artist Stefan Kürten (born 1963) paints architectural scenes, landscapes and gardens; the detached, single-family home with its manicured environment of hedges and flowers often plays a central role in his paintings. Here Comes the Night presents the artist’s works of the past two years.
The house is the leitmotif of Stefan Kürten's paintings and prints. From rural cabin to suburban dwelling to luxury condo, Kürten laces all domestic idylls with an ineffable, fluorescent edge of unreality. Black Mirror presents all of Kürten's prints made between 1991 and 2009, from lithographs to linocuts, including the beautiful Platinum Collection edition.
Published by Kerber. Edited by Martin Hentschel. Text by Patrick T. Murphy, Martin Hentschel.
Stefan Kürten’s paintings investigate the house as site of warmth and comfort, as idyll and lifestyle symbol--though humans are always absent from his interiors. Kürten works from black-and-white photographs and adds color and ornamentation so that his spaces become archetypal and dislocated. He is represented in New York by Alexander and Bonin.