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„MIDNIGHT BLUE BURNING GOLD
 A YELLOW MOON IS GROWING COLD“  (Pink Floyd)  

STEPHAN BERG 2013

...Between 1988 and 1989, in the context of a small group of works filled with wallpaper patterns, Stefan Kürten created a painting which at its core already contained the genetic code of his later works. Heile Welt  (The Good Life) shows, on a dark blue- green background reminiscent of the oceans’ depths, a painted floral wallpaper pattern, into which small “faults” are incorporated...

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DECEPTIVE IDYLLS

on Stefan Kürten´s Painting

MARTIN HENTSCHEL 2007

...Sometimes the feelings of déjà-vu that arise while studying Stefan Kürten’s paintings are joined by a strange discomfort. It comes from the light in which the objects are bathed. Credible as the things in the paintings appear to us in their illusionism, they nevertheless seem strangely transported, as if the light had absorbed too much of their colour...

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ECHOES

a conversation between Lawrence R. Rinder and Stefan Kürten

LAWRENCE R. RINDER 2013

...This idea, which he developed in Specters of Marx [Spectres de Marx, 1993], spawned a whole genre of “hauntological” music that shares many characteristics with your paintings: the uncanniness, the embrace of “glitches,” the dark echoes of mid- twentieth century optimism...

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UNHEIMLICH HEIMLICH

SIMONE SCHOLTEN 2014

...When, on a chilly November day, young Alice’s eye falls on the mirror hanging over the living room mantelpiece, the girl begins to wonder what the world behind it might look like. As she approaches the reflective surface, she realizes that she can actually go through the glass, and she finds herself in a mirror-image version of her own house...

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