East Hampton artist Kurt Giehl is garnering attention on the West Coast. His landscape and abstract paintings are the subject of the solo show "Sea & Sky" at Exhibit A Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. "Sea & Sky" will be on view on May 5, 2018 with a VIP Reception from 6 to 10 p.m.

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"Lagoon Diptych" by Kurt Giehl. Courtesy of the artist.

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After a successful 23 years on Wall Street, Kurt Giehl left his financial career behind to pursue his passion for art full time. An avid fisherman, his seascape paintings explore the subtleness of the horizon; especially locations where land meets the water.

Working in The Hamptons, Giehl's Sea & Landscape Series are inspired by the physical beauty of the Hamptons and mingle the landscape with the emotive to portray a state of mind, the feeling of the atmosphere and the aura of location. Many are inspired from vistas discovered while fishing in Hamptons and North Fork waters.

In his solo show, Giehl will also exhibit bold abstract paintings that present balanced compositions of rhythmic forms. Differing from his seascapes—that create a serene sense of calm—Giehl’s abstract paintings are energetic. Making use of a strong sense of geometry, his paintings channel movement and vitality while still referencing places where land and sea intersect.

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"Green Bay" by Kurt Giehl, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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"LA Sunset" by Kurt Giehl, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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Giehl divides his time between East Hampton and LA. In The Hamptons, Giehl has exhibited his work at the 50th Annual Springs Invitational Art Show at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, NY, at Destination Haus in Amagansett, NY Elizabeth Dow Home in East Hampton, NY and others.

Kurt Giehl is also a member of the Hamptons Art Hub Artist Directory. Click here to discover his art.

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"Night" by Kurt Giehl, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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BASIC FACTS: Exhibit A Gallery is located at 1056 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019. For more information on the exhibit and to register to attend, visit www.kurtgiehl.com or call 917.628.0282.

Find out more about Kurt Giehl by visiting his website or his Hamptons Art Hub Artist Directory Listing.

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