Stefan Kurten: Millefleurs
In his eighth solo exhibition, marking the 20th anniversary of working with Hosfelt Gallery, Kürten explores the deep and universal yearning to find "the perfect home." With eleven paintings on paper, Kürten imagines what the perfect home would look like. Chic. Modern. Glassy. Immaculate. Affluent. Open. Enveloped by and harmonious with nature. Safe. Epitomizing the dazzling promise of economic prosperity and social stability in the post-World War II West. These images exert a powerful emotional pull. Yet are also -- often indefinably -- uncanny.