Steve Firkins (American)
Born 1964, in Blue Earth, MN
Lives and works in Black River Falls, WI
Steve Firkins began to use the word Curvism in 1978 to describe his art and philosophy. Curvism grew out of the landscape. The horizon, the hills and valleys, the flow of water, the shape of rocks, plants and animals, and the human figure are composed of curves. Nature is curved with few exceptions.
Firkins believes that humans have boxed themselves into their own straight lined, angular, man-made world, and he aims to reintroduce viewers of his painted constructions to the curved, spiritual world of nature.
Steve Firkins is represented in various art collections, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. Firkins is also a published writer, whose book titled Curvism: Journey of an Artist; Thoughts on Art, Nature, Politics and Spirituality is available in print and e-book formats.