Kuhn’s practice harkens back to eras when art was slowly crafted. His complex and intricate compositions, meticulously layered with drawings and oil paint, suggest a belief that a traditional approach to art must be mastered before moving into the experimental zone. Obviously passionate about art history, within the first five minutes of chatting, Kuhn proposes that once oil paint was introduced to the Western world, “painting gets better”. Having grown up in a film-obsessed household, he started drawing at a young age.¬†Yet he admits to having set his sights on improving drastically within the last year, “catalysed by exhibitions and readings”. Citing inspirations as broad as Gorky, Kusama and Kiefer he laments how in some ways modern visual art struggles to get an emotional¬†response out of the viewer, as a result of the limited engagement of time and lack of narrative. As a consequence, Kuhn takes his time with his…Continue Reading

George Kuhn