was born in Los Angeles and received his BA in Fine Art from UCLA in 2011. For Kitz, making art has always been largely investigative. It has served as a way for him to seek out, isolate, and process aesthetics, human behaviors, and systems of belief that don’t have simple explanations or clear streams of logic– that require a closer look. His practice has also worked to expose forces around us that may be manipulative, exploitative, or coercive and tend to go unnoticed. These explorations have brought him into numerous and disparate fields including: financial institutions, religious institutions, pornography, and city planning. He is also interested in navigating what might be called public aesthetics; the way our visual world manifests through both unconscious and subconscious, human and natural processes. The camera is the perfect tool for the kind of isolation, framing, and collecting that his investigations require. In the case of his drawings, paintings, and collages, he is re-imagining, synthesizing, and re-purposing the original imagery from which he works.
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