1991 – YOU AND ME

The works featured in You and Me are, at first glance, almost jarring in a way that forces the audience to take a step back in contemplation. The pieces are complex, busy, and not easy to decipher at first glance. The use of similar colors throughout the work can make it seem monotonous until the eye is able to recognize figures that are stylistically consistent in Kourtev’s art, though few other fully-figured forms come through. Perhaps this is reflective of the time in the artists life, surrounded by items and shapes but inside feeling like a part of the background in life.