View In Room
View In Room
Watercolour on arches paper
Dimensions: 40.6cm (H) x 30.5cm (W) / 16" (H) x 12" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Uchiyama works with watercolor on Arches paper. She often develops as many as eight compositions at one time, moving on to the next while the paint dries on the last. To begin each work, she waits to “see” a hue on the blank surface. Each additional hue builds off of that original vision, building towards a linear horizontal pattern. Each layer possesses unique physical and material properties: some are opaque; others are translucent; some are painterly; others are flat.
Uchiyama is frequently inspired by the light or atmosphere of a particular location, or a particular landscape, that she encounters in real life. She strives to communicate some aspect of the essence or feeling of that place—its light, shadow, mood, color, tone, texture, or atmosphere—in her work.
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Hometown: New York
Based in: New York
Kim Uchiyama is an American abstract artist whose works use color to create light and form which activate the metaphysical potential of pictorial space.
Uchiyama’s watercolors convey brimming bands of enigmatic light. She employs saturated color to establish an overarching chorus, each band delineating its unique voice.The precise arrangement, like notes of a song, transfers energy from one moment to the next.
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