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kurtwaldo.com

The original artwork of most of these pieces can be purchased at:
www.etsy.com/shop/kurtwaldo1

I was exposed to fine art through my parents interest and seeing some master works in various museums in Europe at a very early age. I was given my first set of my very own paints at the age of 9. I studied art at California State University, Chico, majoring in both printmaking and painting. I am influenced most by the Impressionist, Fauvist and Abstract Expressionist movements (with a little "Dada" thrown in for good measure!). But I fell in love with the Abstract Expressionists! To me I would rather vacation spending a day at MoMA than a weak at Disney World or Las Vegas!

Recent events:

--- My work is due to be included on the set of the FOX Channels's show, "Us and Them" to start this next fall!

--- My work can be seen on the set of Warner Brothers, CW Network's up coming "Carrie Diaries".

--- I was also featured in the 2012 Summer addition of West Elm store's summer furniture catalog.

--- My work has been featured on the set of Warner Brothers, CW Network's "Gossip Girl".

--- Christina Tonkin of Christina Tonkin Interiors (New York City) commissioned me to do two paintings for Teamsters Theatrical Union Local 817 in NYC for their new board room.

Statement

"THE FROZEN GESTURE"

These are non-representational paintings, leaving the observer to interpret/react/respond to each one on an individual/personal level. I consider my art work a "frozen gesture" to be enjoyed as part of a setting. There are no noble political or social statements here. If you look at them, the pieces demand viewer participation - my intention is that the viewer sees something fresh and new in a painting every time they look at it.

Thank you for looking at my work. I hope you enjoy my pieces!
-Kurt

The one of a kind original artwork of some of these pieces can be found for sale at:
www.etsy.com/shop/kurtwaldo1

"People need analog art to cope with the digital world -let's have some texture - some emotion, some color, some shapes and some tecture, some lines which represent nothing real" ~ K. Waldo

"I am an artist. I am here to live out loud." ~ Emile Zola

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher