ABSTRACT IMAGES

Abstract 6767, 24"x26", 50"x54", 2014, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 6767, 24″x26″, 50″x54″, 2014, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 7048, 24"x24", 37"x37", 2014, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 7048, 24″x24″, 37″x37″, 2014, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 6147, 24"x30", 44"x60", 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 6147, 24″x30″, 44″x60″, 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 1298b, 31"x24", 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 1298b, 31″x24″, 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 1512b, 24"x28", 50"x59", 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 1512b, 24″x28″, 50″x59″, 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 5541, 34"x30", 50"x42", 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

Abstract 5541, 34″x30″, 50″x42″, 2013, Available at Art-3 Gallery

 

 

Abstract 8732, 24"x31", 35"x44", 2014

Abstract 8732, 24″x31″, 35″x44″, 2014

Abstract 8564b, 24"x27", 44"x50", 2014

Abstract 8564b, 24″x27″, 44″x50″, 2014

Abstract 8561, 24"x37", 42"x65", 2014

Abstract 8561, 24″x37″, 42″x65″, 2014

Abstract 8531cs, 24"x36", 42"x66", 2014

Abstract 8531cs, 24″x36″, 42″x66″, 2014

Abstract 7830, 24"x26", 50"x53", 2014

Abstract 7830, 24″x26″, 50″x53″, 2014

Abstract 7720, 24"x34", 40"x57", 2014

Abstract 7720, 24″x34″, 40″x57″, 2014

Abstract 7824b, 24"x28", 2014

Abstract 7824b, 24″x28″, 2014

Abstract 8066b, 24"x27", 2014

Abstract 8066b, 24″x27″, 2014

Abstract 7881, 24"x27", 2014

Abstract 7881, 24″x27″, 2014

Abstract 8308b, 24"x31", 50"x64", 2014

Abstract 8308b, 24″x31″, 50″x64″, 2014

 

24"x33", 49"x69", 2014

Abstract 9112, 24″x33″, 49″x69″, 2014, available at Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery

K2 Abstract 4983, 35x45, 2013 (1)

Abstract 4983, 35×45, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

K2 Abstract 3557, 35x45, 2013

Abstract 3557, 35×45, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

K2 Abstract 3526, 35x45, 2013

Abstract 3526, 35×45, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

35"x45", 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

Abstract 3415, 35″x45″, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

NEW ABSTRACTION

In the past several years, I have taken an abrupt turn from the landscapes I’ve been making for some time. Though I continue to make new landscapes, in the past few years I have been concentrating on images in the areas of figuration and abstraction, all within the confines of my large water filled aquarium.

The new abstract series also entails a rather unusual way of using the tank. In some of the landscape images I would construct part of the landscape on a table in front of the tank, in the tank, and on a much larger table in back of the tank. Sometimes the dimension from front to back of the model would be more than twelve feet. With the new abstract series I am only using about a half inch to a foot of the space behind the glass in the water filled tank. This new method produces a rather flat surface to the photograph instead of the nineteenth century depth of the landscapes. It also allows me an exploration of new color compositions as well as creating and photographing almost random occurrences as the paint pigment and water mixture flow through the tank. This method allows new freedoms of exploration and creativity I have not had before.

Abstract 3245, 35"x45", 2013

Abstract 3245, 35″x45″, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

Abstract 3318, 35"x45", 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

Abstract 3318, 35″x45″, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

Abstract 3466, 35x45, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

Abstract 3466, 35×45, 2013, Edition of 5, C-print

I am calling the images above the pinball series because they are designed in such a way that the paint flows through the water and down the inside of the tank with various barriers placed in the way to make the paint form patterns.

The images below are formed by paint being allowed to free flow through the water and form volumetric patterns.

Abstract 1931b, 30"x25", 2013, Edition of 5

Abstract 1931b, 30″x25″, 2013, Edition of 5, Available at Waterhouse & Dodd

Abstract 12d, 42"x32", 2013

Abstract 12d, 42″x32″, 2013, Edition of 5, Available at David B. Smith Gallery

Abstract 861, 30"x29", 2013, Edition of 5, Available at Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, New York

Abstract 861, 30″x29″, 2013, Edition of 5, Available at Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, New York

Abstract 722, 28x40, 2013, Edition of 5, Available at David B. Smith Gallery

Abstract 722, 28×40, 2013, Edition of 5, Available at David B. Smith Gallery

Abstract 1917b, 26"x24", 2013, Edition of 5

Abstract 1917b, 26″x24″, 2013, Edition of 5

Abstract 1853, 45"x31", 2013

Abstract 1853, 45″x31″, 2013, Edition of 5

Abstract 878, 26"x24", 2013

Abstract 878, 26″x24″, 2013, C-print, Edition of 5, Available at Waterhouse & Dodd

K2 Abstract 1080b, 33x40, 2013

Abstract 1080b, 33″x40″, 2013, C-print, Edition of 5

These images are made with pure paint pigment suspended in the water. I’m always amazed with the results. After I pour the paint into the water it becomes a totally random event. I enjoy the “controlled randomness” my work entails whether it is the paint in the water or the gradual erosion of the plaster in the water.

Abstract 632c, 32"x22", 2013

Abstract 632c, 32″x22″, 2013, C-print, Edition of 5

Abstract 105, 38"x30", 2013

Abstract 105, 38″x30″, C-print, 2013, C-print, Edition of 5

K2 Abstract 114c, 37"x34", 2013

Abstract 114c, 37″x34″, C-print, 2013, Edition of 5

Abstract 1809, 33"x41", 2013, Edition of 5

Abstract 1809, 33″x41″, 2013, Edition of 5

ABSTRACT IMAGES, 2012

The wires and vertical shapes remind me of a repeating dream. It begins while standing outside admiring a glowing sunset. Upon raising my arms, I casually fly along a few hundred feet above the ground. The experience is exhilarating but eventually telephone poles and wires appear and make my route more and more difficult to navigate.The Abstract series is my latest body of work. Though they still have some resemblance to the Landscape work, paint patterns and color are the main issues as they form random shapes swirling through the water among the wires and plaster cones.

17 responses to “ABSTRACT IMAGES

  1. Brian Gomer

    I have found a painting by Kim Keever entitled “sunset in ghent” in my house and i actually live in Ghent! Are there any resources for his older works,from the 70’s?

    • Dear Brian,
      “Sunset in Ghent” is a silkscreen print I made when I lived in Ghent in the 70′.
      There are many paintings and prints from that period in my life. I moved to New York in 1979 and am still living and making artwork here.
      all best,
      Kim Keever

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