Kenn Kwint Painting of Abstract Figure | Wisconsin Outsider Artist
Here we have a stunning abstract painting by listed Wisconsin artist Kenn Kwint. You wanna talk about a mixture of thick, amazing colors, you're looking at it. Everything grabbed me immediately, and I let the raging rivers take me. What a trip. I can't get past the richness of the artwork. Let me set the scene for you. You hang this artwork with a plenty of buffer space. You don't say a word as your guests walk in. It's over. Make sure the wine's ready because the conversation will take a while.
The unique artwork came out of a major art collector's estate in Chicago. My guess is the pairing was created in the 80s or 90s.
Kenn Kwint was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1937, and began painting at the age of 13.
He received his training at The Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, spending three years as an apprentice in the studio of Plato Prokopis (1959-61). and later served in the Korean war. Mr. Kwint has exhibited his artwork across the Midwest at numerous public museums and galleries.
As an accomplished drummer and professional Jazz musician, Kenn spent much of his early adult life playing with Miles Davis and Stan Getz!
Kenn Kwint created a dynamic and expressive body artwork that crosses the disciplines of painting, drawing and printmaking.
"Painting from his mind’s eye, Kwint prepared his surfaces with various materials such as marble dust, acrylic medium and oil paint. Often, these materials were layered and mixed to create a richly textured surface. Kwint used various tools to carve and mark the surfaces of his paintings, revealing the foundational layers of medium and capturing a unique and expressive mark. Kwint's work explores the innate gestures of painting and acts as a record of his own personal energy. Kwint’s artwork is often non-objective and abstract, offering the viewer an invitation to contemplate and interpret their subjective meanings. His marks echo a primitive, symbolic language- recognizable, yet neither literal nor predictable.
Here are a few other articles about this important artist, here and here.
The framed artwork measures 14" tall, 11" wide and 1" deep. The actual painting experienced some moisture damage way back in the day (see pic), resulting in a few waves towards the bottom. I actually didn't notice it until i opened up the frame. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes). Free shipping on the striking abstract painting.
Some consider him the son of William De Kooning. Not a bad lineage.