Kurt Moyer: Interview

Kurt Moyer, Bathers Under the Apple Tree, 30 × 30 inches, oil on linen, 2013 (co
Kurt Moyer, Bathers Under the Apple Tree, 30 × 30 inches, oil on linen, 2013 (courtesy of the artist)

Larry Groff interviews painter Kurt Moyer.

Discussing his series of paintings of bathers, Moyer comments: "The Barnes and Philly collections are so full of bather-themed paintings by Cezanne, Renoir, and Matisse that I just accepted 'Bathers' as a subject for painting that was as common-place to me as 'Landscape' or 'Still life'. I admire Cezanne’s approach to the subject above all others. Particularly, I like how the figures in his paintings exist as a representation of humanity. I don’t see them as individuals nor do I see narratives to be figured out—especially in the later works. They are not all about abstraction either, his figures seem to exist to echo our sensuality and to serve the overall effect of his painting. For me this subject feels right and I plan on following it wherever it wants to go."