After Glow - Kevin Specht

April 1, 2023 / May 7, 2023


Kevin Specht

833 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles CA 90013
Open: Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 6

Featured Art

Over the Influence proudly presents Afterglow, an exhibition by Denver-based artist Kevin Specht. This is his first show with the gallery.

Kevin Specht likes contrast. Colossal buildings towering over miniature people. Snow-ensconced mountains packed with skiers. Lush, blossoming hillsides abandoned by visitors. Bathing suits in blizzards. Teeming crowds of faceless people. Midnight blue shot through with florescent red. An affinity that might extend beyond his subject matter to Specht himself, a kitchen appliance salesman and a painter. The fifteen works in Afterglow utilize color, scale, and perspective to illuminate the multitude of surprising juxtapositions that surround us all the time, throwing the subjectivity of perspective into stark relief.


Kevin Specht

B. 1983, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Lives and Works in Denver, CO, USA

Kevin Specht is a self taught painter whose vibrant landscapes and figurative paintings utilize impressionist brushstrokes and heavily saturated palettes drawing inspiration from historical movements such as fauvism and expressionism. Working primarily in acrylics and oils, he introduces a narrative quality into otherwise simple environments that produce hallucinatory and atmospheric scenes. These landscapes and figurative works can exist between representation and partial abstraction creating a magical surrealism quality to the environment suggesting that a transformation is taking place.