K. T. Kobel (b.1988, UK). Lives and works in Amsterdam, NL.
Kobel is a figurative painter who delves into the complexities of the human condition, with a particular focus on the psychological effects of trauma. Through his style of visual obscurity and concealed meaning, he seeks to bring coherence and closure to the disorder and chaos that often arises from these experiences.
In his art, Kobel isolates fragments of time that are shrouded from their original context and transforms them into thought-provoking and emotionally resonant pieces. By imbuing these fragments with a newfound significance, he creates evocative symbols that capture the elusive nature of memory itself. Kobel's use of airbrush adds a soft, almost ethereal quality to his paintings, which often depict foreboding scenarios that call into question the boundaries between the mundane and the absurd.