Kirt A. Markle, based in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen, is a self-taught artist who expresses his imaginative visions through a unique form. He utilizes his own die-cut, interlocked puzzle shapes, and with these individually collaged pieces he creates works of amazing complexity and range.

Images are deconstructed and rebuilt in this collage-like fashion, and heavily lacquered to achieve a glowing, painterly effect.

The sweep of imagery is vast, ranging from portraiture to landscape (both natural and surreal), meditations on tattoo and religious art, reconstructed film strips, and assemblages created from his own photography and video work.

His work references artists from Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, and Chuck Close, to the cut papers works of Henri Matisse. He also explores the style of early Greek and Roman mosaics, and interpretations of classical art.

He has had several successful shows in NYC, and his work is much admired by his peers and avidly sought by collectors.

Graduating with Highest Distinction with a degree in Theatre from
Northwestern University’s School of Speech, he has studied Russian at Moscow’s Pushkin Institute, appeared in Off-Broadway productions and written plays and film scripts. He has also directed, shot and edited film and video.