Rudolf Kurz: Delicate but Macabre

rudolf2Rudolf Kurz originally trained as a medical doctor in his native Germany, switching later to painting as a student at the Art Students League in New York.  A well-known muralist, and an author and illustrator, he is a surrealist painter and master etcher. He’s on show at his fifth solo exhibition, The Miracle of Flight, at Graven Feather in Toronto.

rudolf-myself

Rudolf works with a delicate touch and a macabre sense of humour. His small, exquisitely detailed prints and offbeat, elegant paintings are inspired by surrealism and the art of Medieval and Renaissance Northern Europe. –Gallery notes (Above: Myself, 30 Years Ago)

rudolf3

rudolf4

rudolf-6

rudolf-7

rudolf1

Rudolf Kurz emigrated to Canada 30 years ago and divides his time between Toronto and the village of MacTier in Muskoka.  He creates the etchings using a centuries old printmaking technique, without shortcuts such as photo transfer of an image to a printing plate.

See more about his technique on his profile page, here.

A large selection of etchings, here.

Advertisements

There are 7 comments

  1. Hari Qhuang

    The images remind me of an old book my friend once showed me. It contained dark, beautiful images of demons, faeries and other fantastic creatures.

    Like

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s