Samu – Natural Pill Yellow with Orange Frame

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Works created for a show at Sel Rrose Montauk. All hand-dyed colors on an upcycled denim canvas.

The Third Patriarch of Zen:

“One thing, all things move among and intermingle, without distinction. To live in this realization is to be without anxiety about non-perfection. To live in this faith is the road to non-duality because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.”

Natural Pill come in 3-sizes:

  • 30" x 40"

  • 50" x 60"

  • 60" x 70"

Hand-dyed upcycled canvas on wood stretchers with paint. Curling happens naturally.

Kurtis Brand offers this in multiple sizes in a limited quantity. For custom, please inquire.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

December 15, 2021

Kurtis Brand’s "Samu – Natural Pill Yellow with Orange Frame" is an intriguing work that blurs the lines between painting, tapestry, and sculpture by making the work’s environment an integral part of its visual make-up. By cutting the canvas, Brand establishes the wall on which it hangs as inseparable from the canvas itself. The wall, visible through the slits, becomes part of the work; a picture is defined by what transpires in its frame, and the negative space of the cuts consumes whatever is behind it. In this way, the work leaves the two-dimensional realm of painting and moves into the three-dimensional realm of sculpture.


"Samu – Natural Pill Yellow with Orange Frame" finds inspiration in the work of Italian artist, Lucio Fontana. Similarly, Fontana carved slits into his canvases to bring art and the physical world into a closer union and expand and obscure the traditional definitions of artistic mediums.

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Kurtis Brand
Abstract, Conceptual
Natural Fabric
30.00 inches wide
40.00 inches tall
2.00 inches deep
15.00 lbs
Simsbury, CT, US