"We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth." - Pablo Picasso
I am interested in extreme contrasts, and want my work to provide something unexpected. Throw me for a loop; make me laugh while showing me tragedy; get me to cry in the middle of a joke; I want the work to change as you look at it and make you re-think your first impression. Can something be loud while being quiet? Can it be gross while being sexy? Can it both comfort and frighten you? Can I convince you of something, only to change it on you when you blink? Can I seduce you while turning you off?
My work is not modernist or expressionistic; it is not narrative or representational; it is not formalist or conceptual. I believe it can be all of these things and none of them at once. It is both funny and mean, well crafted and sloppy, beautiful and ugly. It exists to be interpreted and investigated, conflicts itself every chance it gets, and will both confuse and confound the audience.
Obnoxiousness and Sarcasm are under utilized tools in the art world, and I am taking them back.
Artist Bio / CV
2008 - MFA, University of South Florida
2004 - BFA, Maine College of Art
Most Recent Exhibitions
2008 - 2nd Annual MFA Graduation Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
2008 - 32nd Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa FL Juror: Anne Pasternak
2008 - FLocas Inaugural Exhibition, The Cigar Factory, Tampa FL
2007 - Iluminacion, Gala Corina 2007, South Tampa, FL
2008 - Instructor of Record for Foundations level course: Concepts and Practices 2 at the University of South Florida
2007 - Instructor of Record for Beginning Drawing course at the University of South Florida
2007/8 - Executive Director - Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida
2005/6 - Instructor of Record for Beginning Painting course at the University of South Florida
2005/7 - Teaching Assistant at the University of South Florida
2006/7 - Undergraduate Advisor at the University of South Florida
1996/2006 - Retail and Online Manager/Retail and Online Customer Service - www.SoccerEvolution.com
Having recently completed his MFA, Mr. Kitzerow plans to continue exhibiting his work both inside and outside the United States. He also hopes to acquire a full time teaching job at the University level.