This acrylic painting has been built up in layers of textured, "open" or broken colour, creating a kind of transparency. The circles and squares create a strong pattern structure but none of the edges are too regular, too crisp, which keeps the painting dynamic.
Just photographed today before sending it off. Click on the image above to see a better view of it.
Today is the first day that '27 Phases' is on public display – online and at Neilson Park Creative Centre, in the Hall Gallery.
Started in 2012, I got close to finishing but got busy and work stalled. It was some time before I could get back to enriching and re-balancing these colour relationships, made complex by all layers being open to the ones below.
In 2014 with the Offence/Defence show behind me, I was finally able to complete the painting.
Kim Lee Kho
As a visual artist I like nothing more than getting up to my elbows in paint or little plastic toys, or wading in at the deep end in pursuit of an idea. When I am not teaching others in a similar vein, you can find me researching, writing and noodling around in my studio, seeing where my latest lines of inquiry lead me.
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