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I’ve long been fascinated by the thresholds of architecture, where the surface or opening of a building acts as a mediator between interior and exterior worlds. Originally trained in painting, I recently spent time experimenting with wall-based sculpture and reliefs to capture the tactility of the places I experienced, and this has affected the way I’ve returned to the medium of paint. In this work, fragments of architectural impressions and painterly gestures are caught in suspended animation, signalling a break in the surface of the picture. In other words, a soft spot in a hard wall.
Mason Kimber, 2019