Kimshi

Bio

I live in Brighton and work as an artist and arts educator in the voluntary sector.  I studied an HNC in Civil Engineeringin London, and am a self taught artist.  I have exhibited my artwork in local exhibitions, including; ‘Outside In’ at Phoenix Brighton (2015), Annual ‘Adur Art Club’exhibitions, and other local shows.  I have won competitions for my design work, resulting in my work being displayed for; the CRI campaign, the ‘Electrical Box’ suicide prevention campaign, and I designed the annual journal cover for the ‘Health Links’ project. With my graphic design work I have also taken commissions including withthe, ‘Wise Project’, in which I made an animation which was displayed at Gatwick Airport for the 2012 Olympics. I have an experimental approach to art making, using a wide range of materials andtechniques, such as; water-colour, print-making, collage,assemblage, experimental mixed-media, digital and illustration processes. In my 2D work, I enjoy experimenting with repeat patterns, strong colours, and geometric shapes, and mixed media.  I am inspired to create artworks that explore the geometric structures found in the Natural World and colourful patterns and symbols in the iconography from ancestral and world cultures.  I enjoy travel and have been inspired to create work after reflecting/ researching on the cultures of .........Artist influences on my practice, include; Paul Klee’s watercolours for their exploration of pattern and shape, Hunterwasswer for his use of structural forms and bold colours, and  Joseph Cornell for his 3D assemblages based upon his travels to different cultures.

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