In this book Kurt Anderson guides the reader on a tour of his wide-ranging artistic output. His insights provide a deeper understanding of his work, and demostrate how his paintings speak to both modern and traditional sensibilities of expression and design.
"If there is a principle theme to the somewhat random observations collected here it is alluded to in the book's title. 'Expression by Design' can, of course, be construed two ways. Careful design is essential to successful painting, and is of far greater importance than the casual viewer might assume. I hope this book sheds light on that element in my artwork.
"But I also hope to explain how the most expressive aspects of painting are not strictly the product of some innate muse. They are the product of years of observing and painting the visual world. And in my case at least, they are a product of years studying contemporary art theory and design as a university student, and four years as an atelier apprentice under master painter Richard Lack. I believe these many perspectives inform my work. While my painting has a strong element of spontaneity and expressiveness, it is built on a foundation of observation, craft, and inherited tradition."
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Expression by Design - The Art of Kurt Anderson
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