Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Artist Statement 2017: pete's practice

As a more general artist statement, not specific to any series:

Pete Kohut's painting explores the boundaries between representation and abstraction. Using the subject of the body as a jumping off point, Kohut's work seeks to solidify the notion that representation and abstraction are simply tools in a painter's toolbox. In addition, Kohut believes that a painting is not only an image but an object that is charged with energy and is ever-changing. This manifests itself through Kohut's interest in reactive painting (wherein the image is discovered as the painter paints it), gestural mark making, and layering of space and forms.

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