“These paintings arise from my subconscious really – they are a representation of my states of mind primarily ( so in some way representational of self portraits ). They are faces of emotional responses to both present and past. It’s like hypnosis when I paint so I delve into regression and then make it conscious – so these are faces or masks of the ‘self’ – the self of everyone, the transient self, the theatre of self, the self Messiah!”
Sketches rather than traditional portraits. Images from reconfiguration through a vision of human nature in which the face, the way we imagine it, is presented.
Kurt Black’s “Faces” are a description of something that is no longer a face, but rather a form of transition to another, very private reality. In his paintings, the artist changes his face into a vision of something new, different, very individual. Some of them, oval or almost round, seem to bear traces of peace, show everyday life. They are immersed in various moods.
“Faces” differ in dramaturgy. Color dominates. The painting method is simple but vibrant. The colors sparkle in combinations with a flat background. And from this background fleeting patches break away, thickly painted, rich, delightful colors. Like human fingerprints that set us apart. Symbols of what makes us individuals. “Faces” are sketches of something that is no longer a face, but rather a form of transition to another self. Very desired consciousness..