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Trained as a thermal engineer (having worked on several NASA projects), photographer Kim Keever fuses the images of his childhood fantasy with his knowledge of science and physics. His exploration into his unique process began by trying to physically recreate the imagery of his memories. By constructing intricate landscapes inside a water-filled aquarium, he was able to create the mysterious atmosphere of the mind. Inspired by memories of his father mixing condensed milk and water Keever used his background in science as starting point for recreating the ephemeral. As Keever continued to explore, his photography evolved from atmospheric landscapes to bold abstract compositions, allowing the materials to create expressions. Bright pigments hang weightless, captured in digital form. Keever states, “the idea has become a machine that makes the art.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kim Keever’s work is included in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC. His work has been featured in many publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired Magazine.
Trimmed Waterfall, 2021, Video, Edition of 5, View video here: https://vimeo.com/682077777