Kurt Herrmann is a painter from the hills of Appalachia in central Pennsylvania who does both figurative and abstract work but above all is a colourist at heart.
Herrmann has exhibited nationally and internationally since graduating from Lock Haven University in 1995.
He’s shown at Yard Dog Gallery, Austin TX, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia PA, The Cleveland International Airport, The Omaha Museum of Art, Shoom Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia, The Baikmin Museum of Bosung Gun, in South Korea, and Firecat Projects in Chicago.
Artist Statement, Colour Bombs – ‘’ Painting, like everything else has few absolutes – dead right can be dead wrong, beautiful can be grotesque, stupid can be sublime, and funny can be terrifying – all at the same time.
My paintings don’t represent anything, they are themselves – the way a song is a song and the sky is the sky.
When I sandwich a canary yellow between a rusty red and a Mediterranean blue I’m jolted the way a Dalmatian might be when the whistle blows at the fire station.
It’s the language of colour. My hair stands on end.
This series is my version of jazz.
I want these pieces to radiate positivity and warmth, visual beacons that call across the room or whisper beside you.’’