WEEKEND is excited to present Super Image Painting, an exhibition of works on paper from Los Angeles-based artist Kim Alexander.
Kim Alexander's work is striking in its simplicity. Bold shapes are constructed in two-dimensional space, creating familiar yet unfamiliar forms activated by scratchy outlines. The work relies heavily on a monochromatic scale of black, white and graphite, which serves a purpose of economy and lends an immediacy to an image's appearance.
Like black and white cinema, the reduced image is self-referential. Black and white film reminds us that what you are looking at is a work of art and not a perfect reflection of three-dimensional space. The reduced image allows the artist to focus attention on character, form, and composition as opposed to illusion and dimension.
While Alexander's work denies three-dimensional space, it references the real, takes from the real, and creates another 'real' thing: a Super Image.
Kim Alexander is a recent graduate of Claremont Graduate University. He has been included in various group exhibitions in Los Angeles and Southern California and most recently in Works of Paper at ACME., Los Angeles.