For Will Kurtz, art started as a hobby. And although one may mistake him as a young emerging Brooklyn artist, the reality is that his career began at the age of 50 when he enrolled in New York Academy of Art. Kurtz creates impressive life-sized sculptures of people whose photos he secretly snaps from his iPhone. He believes that people can be made “bigger and more colorful,” and he does so in his own way by using hundreds of newspaper sheets taped over wire and wood for his sculptures. His exhibit, “Extra F***ing Ordinary” featured sculptures of New Yorkers going about their daily business and included a dog walker and a cleaning lady, among others.
- Sana Rafi