Female artist Kühn is internationally known for her color-intensive large-format paintings, where she elaborates scenes drawn from the most disparate influences in science, nature, art history, urban architecture and pop culture. These influences converge and collide in her work, blurring the border between reality and fantasy.
Pursuing her longstanding interest in the interaction of biology and human creative activities, Kühn reimagines and reconstructs her world made up of organic forms with technoid characteristics or humanoid entities.
In the work "This is the back of my garden," bloody red flowers and a deep purple beans sprout with a seemingly quirky face, reproducing and crawling over the urban space. In the painting "Palette," the plant that looks like a green pea pod has two leg-like tissues.
"In my current paintings, I depict narratives that emerge at the intersection of urban structures and proliferate organic and synthetic characters," Kühn said. "Innovative contemporary pigments play an essential role in the design of hybrid plant-like creatures; historical pigments refer to the long history of painting and the places it depicts, such as gardens or living rooms."
With tight composition, her works often feature a young woman dressed in modern garb against a backdrop mixed with both natural scenery and urban architecture. The figure might provide a human dimension, but also raise questions to viewers. But at the same time, it could be interpreted as a self-reflection of the artist.