Kurt Franz

Region: Northeast

City / State: New York, NY

Coming from an architectural background, Franz gets his inspiration from unusual spaces of suburban peripheral settlements. These eclectic spaces contain many construction and entropic sites that people occasionally inhabit for leisure. Seeing this phenomenon as a new type of public space, Franz’s work is about creating the canvas for which the space and image happen.

In this series of work, temporary materials of the construction process are strung between batter boards, bending the wood in tension and compression. Inspired by abstract expressionism, they allude to depth through color and line, while being pieces of their own scale and density. The subjective reading of the work parallels that of the landscapes from which they were derived.