David Korty is gaining significant critical attention for his lush, luminous mixed media paintings of Los Angeles, city of his home and inspiration. “It is a place that you can live in for 50 years and still never really grasp it in its fullness,” he has said. A twenty-first century flâneur, Korty drives the city’s freeways and avenues, losing himself in its urban fabric, taking snapshots of everyday scenes played out among people, architecture, sidewalks, and streets. He transforms these photographs into expressionistic, semi-abstract paintings, using a stylistic vocabulary all of his own. Korty treats the language as an aesthetic tool. These works were commissioned exclusively for the Park House collection using deconstructed text that directly alludes to Park House’s values. David Korty (b. 1971, San Francisco) received his M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design.