Hometown: Boston, MA
Based in: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Originally from Boston, USA, Kimberly Poppe works internationally from her base in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Poppe’s photographic practice is led by a deeply contemplative approach to experiencing and seeing the world. Her highly refined compositions are created through a process of visual openness and joy along with an instinctive attraction to colour, texture, light and coincidence.
As an artist, Poppe is motivated to show the extraordinary in the ordinary, an approach that is influenced by her two decades’ study of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Her consideration of perception, compassion and the mind, from spiritual and scientific perspectives, marries with her photographic method. The camera stays with her as she travels, recording what she encounters, pausing to reflect the detail of her experiences and transmit that moment of seeing to the viewer.
Poppe’s images can be found in private collections around the world. Current and recent projects include Everyday Delight, a series of incisive photographs of punchy colour field compositions and sensual surfaces, exhibited at the Free Space Project in London and featured in The Guardian UK; and a large-scale commission for Brittany Ferries.
Poppe has a diverse education in the arts including photography, writing, ceramics, interior architecture, as well as art history and curation. She also works as an independent art advisor, curator and designer.
"“Seeing is a neglected enterprise”— Saul Leiter"
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