Former NASA thermal engineer turned artist, New York-based Kim Keever’s ethereal paint in water artwork captivated us the moment we laid eyes on it.
Keever’s mystical creations are born from squeezing paint out of bottles into 200 gallon tanks of water, which he then photographs. The career change from engineer to artist is surely a strange one, yet not all in vain. Keever often draws on the fundamentals of his engineering qualifications, using a rather scientific and investigative process in producing his artistic work. The end result resembles a blend of flumes of smoke and billowing clouds.
“Keever’s landscapes, that are at first glance redolent of the Hudson River School and the German Romantic painters, are actually detailed miniature scenes that he builds himself,” notes Waterhouse & Dodd, a New York Gallery. “The landscape and the abstract images all have paint dispersing through the water adding a certain character to the constructed landscape in the tank.”
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