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!

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Mimesis 1

 

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Mimesis 2

 

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Mimesis 3

 

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Mimesis 5

 

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Mimesis 4

 

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Now Afloat, She Unfolds
Watermedia and oil on paper mounted on panel
12″x18″

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
 













Jeff
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.

      • 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.

  • frankieeee smalls

    majestic

  • 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!





28.09.16 by Staff

Sneak Peek of Timothy Saccenti and Sam Rolfes’ New Book

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Visionary director and photographer Timothy Saccenti has a beautiful print project coming out! Made in collaboration with 3D illustrator Sam Rolfes and heavily inspired by model/actor Sui Nakashima (who Saccenti met on a project for Depeche Mode’s last album), SUI: A Journey in Self-Realization explores identity formation and transformation through a series of computer-generated manipulations.

The cinematic feel of the project is testament to Saccenti and Rolfes process, shooting thousands of frames in studio with Rolfes live scanning and manipulating on set/in real time. SUI consists of 35 unbound images that allow the reader to go through them in whatever way they choose. It also comes packaged in a reflective polychrome box encased in a vellum sheet, a deliberate decision on the part of CYMK Books to enhance the unique, material aspect of the project. Check out more images of SUI below!

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28.09.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Johan Barrios

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A selection of recent work by Colombian artist Johan Barrios. More images below.

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28.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Carlo Piro

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Photos by Carlo Piro. More images below.

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28.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Elina Merenmies

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Drawings and paintings by artist Elina Merenmies. More images below.

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28.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Michael Olivo

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Drawings by artist Michael Olivo. More images below.

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