RICHARD  G.  KURMAN CONTEMPORARY  ART  IN  THE  CONSTRUCTIVIST  IDIOM


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

The Constructivist attitude toward two-and-three-dimensional art work, as formulated in Russia in the 1920s, was modified by artists working at the German Bauhaus in the 1930s, and later by other individuals and groups in England and America. Constructivism has been thereby progressively shorn of its original ideological or utopian concepts. It appeals to painters and sculptors who instinctively like to reduce natural forms to their virtual-geometrical appearances. There is an implicit acceptance, indeed a celebration, in my paintings, of the language of technology. Not to forget: the classical Greek word for Art was "techne."

A geometrical shape laid down in color on the canvas automatically suggests extension in area, color, line and body. From this point on the developing work takes on the character of a sign to the imagination of the viewer who can complete the meaning of the work in his or her imagination.

Richard G. Kurman
June, 2015

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