25.08.14 by Jeff

Sculptures and Paintings by Artist Kim Kei


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Here are some absolutely gorgeous sculptures by artist Kim Kei. She alters found objects and natural debris, through painting and sculpting them. She photographs various iterations of these pieces, and the photographs become finished works as well as provide the foundation for her paintings.

I enjoy looking at her paintings but there is something so striking about these photos of the sculptures. Another fine example of the amazing work being submitted to our August Submissions post. See lots more images below!


Mimesis 1



Mimesis 2



Mimesis 3



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Mimesis 4



Now Afloat, She Unfolds
Watermedia and oil on paper mounted on panel



She Knew She Would Unwind
12″ x 18″
watermedia and oil on paper mounted on panel



They Let it go, Let it Rise 
Watermedia and oil on paper mounted on panel
16″x 20″



Into The Air with Two Ideas 
20″ x 30″
watermedia and oil on paper


Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • ben kelly

    yeah those photos are insane jeff, great work

    • KimKei

      Thank you, Ben.

      • http://www.mypaperdaydreams.blogspot.com/ Steph Holmes

        What materials are you using for the sculptures, Kim Kei? I love that they are debris!

      • KimKei

        Thank you, Steph. Please forgive me for the delay in my reply. I often use items that are distressed from use or natural elements. Tattered clothing, threads, sea tumbled shells and drift wood.

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  • aSyd

    Woah! That’s beautiful work, and I also love the fact you create such vividly coloured and intriguingly unrecognisable forms from worn out rubbish! “Distressed”, as you say, the way the sea distresses the shore and the flotsam etc. And the way the sculptures are lit for the photos invokes a movement in the forms which makes them almost alive, like a dancer swirling in fascinating clothing. I love the colours you achieve!

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Watch the video below!

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Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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