29 Dec Ones to Watch: Kyle Polzin
Each of Kyle Polzin’s paintings evokes a deep, almost spiritual, connection with an era long passed. There is a looking-at-the-world-through-a-keyhole type of intimacy between Polzin and his subject matter. His use of dark backgrounds bring a place-out-of-time feel to his canvases, focusing singularly on the object in the painting and heightening the tension of the piece. Fluid brushstrokes and a luscious, if subdued, color palette add to the effect.
Using exquisite detail, Polzin is aware of every nuance and makes the viewer hyper-sensitive to the splintered grain of wood, the metallic feel of a well-oiled gun barrel, the soft edge of a handled coin.
His solo exhibits, which consistently sell out, include Southwest Gallery, Dallas, Texas; Masters of the American West, 2010; Scottsdale Art Auction, 2010; Prix de West Invitational, 2010; Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, 2010; Legacy Gallery One-Man Show, 2010.
Ducks Unlimited honored him as Sponsor Artist for the state of Texas in 2007, and as Texas State Artist for 2010.