Kim Keever Materializes Dreams With Subaquatic Clouds Of Paint
In a most cunning and unconventional way, Kim Keever quite literally constructs the dream-like abstractions of landscape visions. The imagery itself is quite hard to wrap one's mind around since it appears as if virtually spawned when in fact, Keever scrupulously fabricates all the worlds in which he photographs with real, tangible materials.
Coming from a background of engineering, the evolved artist approaches his work in a scientific way that is ornamentally transposed and emerges as a piquant statement. Each element seen is a deliberate choice by Keever, down to the amount of paint he uses to particularity in placement. His creative eye allows him to construct such airy scenes that engross viewers in his spellbinding vision.
In conjunction with the created landscapes, Keever daringly submerges them in water and photographs them in an environment saturated with all kinds of different paint to present an image that is truly spectacular. Ingenuity is scattered about in his studio when observing the process behind building his trademark aesthetic. It is almost a lab of sorts, a large aquatic tank at its core, within it Keever grows a small yet breathtaking world. The caliber of inventiveness the American artist exhibits is absolutely timeless and incredibly impressive.