Kimberly is a contemporary abstract painter from Missoula, Montana, USA currently based out of London. She received her BFA (Hons) in painting from the University of Montana School of Art in 2015 and an MA in design from Kingston School of Art, London in 2019, graduating with honours. Kimberly's work has been featured in a myriad of solo and group exhibitions and has been collected internationally. She draws inspiration from concepts of memory, nostalgia and the philosophical approach to the self. Her work is a culmination of colours, textures, and imagery derived through layering mediums, experimental colour theory, and photographic transfer processes, heavily influenced by nature, place and a general curiosity surrounding the human condition.
"My work is an attempt to delve into the intricacies and nuanced attributes that define the self and to assimilate these concepts through colour and movement. I rely less on representative imagery in preference to conceptual and abstract aesthetics in order to explore subject matter that escapes the grasp of literal translations and explores concepts that are distinctly human. My work looks at the nuances and intensities that exist within humans yet remain unseen.
I use colour and texture to portray a sense of depth, movement and atmosphere in my work. By doing so the work embodies an ephemeral ambiance that references amorphic places. Such places are designed to be ambiguous and intriguing while evoking a sense of nostalgia within the viewer. They are indistinguishable yet somehow familiar, creating an overall allure and mystery. This process speaks to the format of memory. Often times we, as humans, remember the feeling of a certain place at a certain time, while the visual details remain out of reach. Such memories come to us in glimpses and flashes obscured and filtered by a fog of emotion." KR
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