THE ART OF KIM KLEINHARDT
Storytelling through visual engagement, letting images trigger memories of each viewer in individual ways – these are the catalysts for my creative journeys. Whether developed into 2D compositions or sculptural forms, each piece is aesthetically layered in messages and mixed media. The initial development of ideas originate from personal emotions- memories, grief, life changes, frustrations- sentiments that relate to all viewers in individual ways.
My artwork is not created merely for visual pleasure, but to work through private thoughts as a meaningful process.
Attention to detail with an element of surprise give my compositions an intriguing quality that demands the attention of the observer. Realistic images created and superimposed with various mediums stir an emotional state that often times turns less representational, but more provocatively decorative. Figure drawing is continuously studied to further the development of elements and principles of design.