KIMBERLY KUMITIS - BFA PAINTING THESIS SHOW - MARCH 1-5
Kimberly Kumitis Artist Statement
My work is about the exploration of how figures are contained within a canvas. I’m interested in how the figures or shapes maneuver on a canvas, how they react to other forms and their psychedelic effect. Psychedelic art is important to me and I look to a lot of other artists who are linked to psychedelia for inspiration. When I began this approach I started with the amorphic flowers that expanded and deflated throughout the paintings. First I would create sketches of these forms, which come from my imagination. I am always keeping in mind the balance within the composition, and hierarchy between the “petals”. Eventually, I began to think of the flowers more as figures, and eventually as people, the way the “petals” look like limbs. This idea evolved into using the figure in the same way that the flowers were positioned.