Size: 10"W x 8"H x 0.3"D
Year Created: 2018
Inspiration for my work comes from early folklore, semiotics and social and environmental issues. I combine modern symbology and folk lore to make a statement or tell a story. I enjoy dichotomy and combinations if desperate ideas and opinions. I prefer to work with oil paint on wood panel. The process of creating a painting is just as important to me as the message conveyed. I invest as much time as possible in the research of my subject matter in order to communicate a message or idea as clearly as possible. The subjects of my smaller pieces are often incorporated into my larger works (soon to be posted) that express my thoughts on far broader topics. Language invokes symbolism and both provoke the imagination and sometimes the result is creative, ridiculous or just funny and they are the moments I most enjoy recreating.
E kuhl is an illustrator and oil painter residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. E received a B.F.A. degree in illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design in 1991 and opened a printing and graphic design company soon after graduating and has continued to paint and exhibit work for the past 30 years. Working as an art director on thousands of graphic design and corporate identity projects has infulenced the artists style and how ideas are interpreted in works of art. Semiotics and the interpretation of myth are favorite subjects of the artist. Pop culture, religious and scientific iconography are employed in combination to tell stories and express concepts. Some favorite themes include poverty, greed, evolution and the environment.