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Artist Kurt Klein


An example of fine art by Kurt Klein

Photo of Kurt Klein
  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.kurtkleinfineart.com

  • Year Born: 1959

  • His sculpture, Heroine's Journey, selected as one of the top one hundred finalists in the Art Renewal Center™’s International 2008/2009 ARC Salon

  • Heroine’s Journey was inspired by the work of the famed mythologist, Joseph Campbell.

  • Price Range: $2,500.00 - $15,000.00
    (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)

  • More info on Kurt Klein's FASO Connect profile




The Artist Says:


I work in a realist style rich in symbolism and expressive of my vision of the human spirit. In my sculpture I strive for a classical appeal, yet also to be unique and meaningful for the viewer on a personal level.




Biography


Shortly after receiving an Associate of Arts degree in Graphic and Commercial Art, Kurt Klein started Signature Studio of Creative Services. Signature Studio was dedicated to designing and executing artwork for businesses and institutions that included such work as large scale murals, logo designs, renderings and illustrations, as well as other types of creative projects.
As time passed, Kurt realized that creating artwork at the direction of others was not his true calling. When an opportunity arose, through a call for the commissioning of a fine artist to create a public sculpture, he was encouraged to make a submission by the director of the organization. After some gentle coercing, a submission was made and he was eventually awarded the commission. Kurt's artistic focus changed from that time forward to a passion for creating fine art sculpture.
As a sculptor, Klein gained his skills through self-guided studies, though the concepts and skills learned as a commercial artist are still an integral part of his artistic process. Generally speaking, his images are centered on the human figure and are often visual allegories and metaphors, or have a spiritual significance as their inspiration. Klein defines a visual metaphor as an image where the viewer understands that the literal image of the work also serves as a symbol or commentary for something more. Clues of that deeper meaning can often be found as objects within the artwork that serve as supporting visual elements for the theme.
Kurt enjoys casting his pieces in alternative mediums that are strong and durable, yet relatively lightweight and can reproduce the original with incredible fidelity. His aim it is to always arrive at a unique piece of sculpture that offers the most creative possibilities, regardless of the final medium. The results are very labor intensive, often requiring hundreds of hours to arrive [...]

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