Kim Ford Kitz
Kim Ford Kitz Description
Kim Ford Kitz sketches from landscapes and photographs, figuring out the basic shapes and divisions of space she finds there. Some of her references are from black and white satellite photos that she has cropped and stretched into new compositions. She discovers the “bones” of the painting in this way and the process gives her work a quality akin to the central valley works of Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud. These are abstract paintings inspired by what is actually there.
Rich oil paints articulate the contours and shapes. Kitz loves working in oil and moves it effortlessly around the canvas. The rich textures are developed to amplify the layers of color beneath to represent growth and erosion.
Kitz graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BFA in painting and drawing in 2005.
Kim Ford Kitz Statement
The content of my work is inspired by the desire to communicate my visual experiences passionately with others. I spend time exploring dimensions of landscape and developing a love for places and things that we occasionally take for granted. Artists share perceptions with growing audiences ready for anything-my job is to stimulate, not dictate.
Some of my references are from black and white satellite photos that I have cropped and stretched into a new composition. Other selections are photographed by me, found or from imagination. The rich textures are developed to amplify the layers of color beneath to represent growth and erosion. My figurative work concentrates on the abstract human form and my personal approach to relationships, such as love lost and found, strength and vulnerability. I study and dissect expressions, or the absence of them. Many figures do not have detailed faces for this reason.
My current work ranges from multi-colored grids in aerial landscapes to the composition of city buildings and the directional pull of a rustic road. It is a fun challenge for me to find a balance from irregular patterns I find in agriculture and urban sprawl.
Kim Ford Kitz
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