07 Nov KEITH KATTNER
KEITH KATTNER – “URBAN BUCOLIC”, Curated by Rodrigo Salomon and Debbie Dickinson
Gallery Open & Hours: November 9- 13, 2017 from 3pm until 6pm.
By appointment – 212-966-1997
TriBeCa, New York City: Salomon Arts Gallery is honored to present KEITH KATTNER, fine art landscape painter with Urban Bucolic. He chose the oil as his medium to capture the emotional thrust that he feels is lost in sketching. “It took me a considerable amount of effort to realize that the rules of art don’t always comply with the rules of science. I had to decide which set of rules would supersede the other,” says Dr. Kattner. His visions come from memory from his childhood, sometimes during young surfing days while living on the north shore of Oahu, listening to Jim Morrison.
Dr. Kattner gave up his lucrative profession as a neurosurgeon to pursue his passion as an artist. He is a self-taught artist who has invented a new application to painting “master your own self and follows your own instinct”. He has transferred his discipline of operating on carving nerve fibers to apply his trained hand into painting on canvas. That is by transferring the neurotransmitters to an artistic synapse. His unique style is painting realistic landscapes with a subtle fusion of the urban bucolic. His iconic landscapes with soft brushstrokes and multi-layered colors with warmed highlights defused lighting that gives you a pleasant sensation to look a bit deeper into the forest.
Gallery Open & Hours: November 9- 13, 2017 from 3pm until 6pm, and by appointment. 212-966-1997
ABOUT KEITH KATTNER Biography: Dr. Kattner is an art collector/neurosurgeon-turned-artist from Bloomington, Illinois. Becoming an artist evolved early in his career. With the same discipline and tenacity he used in medical school, he taught himself to paint, working up to ten hours a day, perfecting his style and use of color.
One of the reasons for retiring from medicine after a 30-year career is that he felt he did not have enough time to paint. His passion for studies of American History and Science took up every waking hour, inspiring him to pursue his artistic quest. Neurosurgeon turned oil painter Dr. Keith Kattner was the featured speaker at the inaugural Art Talks who presented his recent artworks in Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side. Dr. Kattner appeared in Art Talks at Barnes & Noble about how he got his start in painting. He shared his passion of art history and the great masters and concluded with a description of his private collection—over 50 artworks on loan to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee. He discussed the mythical figures in his work, as well as his pivotal decision shift from a 30-year medical career to become an artist.
Dr. Kattner became an avid philanthropic art collector during his neurosurgical career in Bloomington, Illinois. As a kid, he took art lessons in Omaha. During his 30 years medical career, he studied pre-1945 American Art and visited museums. Yet becoming an artist evolved early in his career. With the same discipline and tenacity he used in medical school, he taught himself to paint, working up to ten hours a day, perfecting his style and use of color. He has made the transition to retire from medicine for he felt he did not have enough time to paint. His passion for studies of American History and Science took up every waking hour, inspiring him to pursue his artistic quest.
A prolific researcher, residency program director, and co-founder of the Central Illinois Neuroscience Foundation, Dr. Kattner moved to exhibit in New York City and eventually live in Hudson Valley.
Dr. Kattner’s artwork has been exhibited at retail businesses and galleries throughout New York City. For guided tours, contact Debbie Dickinson at firstname.lastname@example.org. www.keithkattnerartist.com. Dr. Kattner’s works will be on exhibition at the Salomon Arts Gallery in TriBeCa, from November 8 – 13, 2017.