Les Artistes

"Lightness?" january - march 2012

Born in 1971 in the USA. Lives and works in California.

  David Korty's work emerged with representations of his hometown of Los Angeles. Over the past ten years, his canvases have slowly transformed from opaque landscapes into concentrated compositions. Lines come into focus and white washed pastels turn dark and bold. The vast exteriors are narrowed until we no longer see a rolling mountain range or the skyline of a metropolis, but instead a person, a book, or the leaf of a page. Korty’s process is essential to the visual uniqueness of his work; he first captures his surroundings by photographing and then transposing and reinterpreting those scenes into his stylized versions.