Dear Shaded Viewers,
Ellsworth Kelly said “I think that if you can turn off the mind and look only with the eyes, ultimately everything becomes abstract.”
Kim Shui is inspired by Malevich paintings and sketches where the human form is distorted, the garments work with negative space, convexity and concavity to confuse the viewer to as to the relative locations of form and space.
Shui chose plywood for its "blankness" and its lack of artistic connotations and meaning in art history and bent and molded it in order to hold fabric forming new shapes. Shui is currently based in London and was the winner of the 2014 Media Award at the opening of Mercedes-Benz China fashion week in Beijing.