"I am a product of the environment that is created by my actions. My interest lye in shedding light on the social injustices that I see in my world. Starting the conversation how the public views and interacts with these topics through art is my process.
I am engaged in experiencing life, seeking adventure, and giving those that need it a voice loud enough to be heard. I am a collector of experiences, the experiences that influence everything that I am and create. I like to start the awkward conversations that plague our politically correct society. I am pursuing unapologetic social justice as a cure for that plague.
Through my work, I am releasing my frustrations with the world we live in. I am healing through process, using painting, burning, and creating as my drug, taking it in deep only to let it out again. I consciously choose imagery and color that evokes emotion in the viewer.
I want the public to feel something that makes them think. Think about those awkward conversations. Think about think about how to start them. Think about how to turn the conversations into actions. I want to encourage the masses to challenge the world and constantly strive for a better one."
Curt was born and raised in a small town outside of St.Louis, Missouri. Bean’s work explores ideas of social justices and how to start those awkward conversations through his creative practice. His work is created with an emphasis on the process. Burning, painting, melting, scraping, is his process. The end result starts a larger conversation around the subject.
The artist began his studies at Florida State University of Jacksonville and completed his BFA at University of Colorado Denver in 2106 with and emphasis in painting and drawing. He has exhibited in Jacksonville, FL, Denver, CO, and across Montana.
Curt is a veteran who trained and led soldiers in Iraq with the U.S. Army, now leads the charge for veteran services through the Art of War Project, which he founded to provide creative resources to veterans. Curt has been recognized for these efforts through a Creative Leadership award in 2015 from the Governor of Colorado. Curt now lives and explores his art in Denver, CO.