Blending abstraction and portraiture, Kurt Kreissl is a painter whose work focuses on organic form and fluid movement. His art practice examines the space between emergence and drift, choosing moments to seize, develop, and relay. These paintings reflect senses from the ephemeral world of change and refract them into our own: light becoming breath; response becoming sensuality; physicality becoming spiritual ecstasy. Kreissl explores the properties of sensate life in mixed media: oil & acrylic paint, graphite, and digital. Kreissl was raised across the United States, finally settling in Chicago, IL where he earned a BFA from DePaul University specializing in graphic design. During this time, he honed his artistic talent discerning his passion for painting, both in acrylic and oil. Since graduation, he has been doing primarily commission works for private clients and collectors. In addition, Kreissl has been a part of various group and juried exhibitions.
Organic change is erratic in a fluid way. The variations of nature are continuous. While the whole of transformation is an unstoppable force, points in its continuum are able to be marked; observed; impressed; apprehended. These points are forms, perceivable and definable. Defining forms; naming them, calling them- opens the great occurrence of transformation. Our definitions abstract from the assembly of things moving together in time and space. It can be said that we stop what we articulate.
I call out and stop pieces of transformation. I look at the space between emergence and drift and choose moments to seize, develop, and relay. I reflect senses from the whole world of change and refract them into our own- light becoming breath; response becoming sensuality; lust becoming intimacy; physicality becoming spiritual ecstasy. I explore the properties of sensate life in mixed media: oil & acrylic paint, graphite, and digital. I celebrate the realm where what is moves to what may be.