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Anki King Untitled


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Anki King

Untitled (2021)

Oil on Canvas

26 x 37"

This artwork is available for purchase from the exhibition Meditations curated by Susan Nathenson.

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Anki King's creative process is that of meditation. The artist will often cut a random piece of canvas, staple it to the wall and prepare it, then sit and wait until the idea for a painting reveals itself. In mindful quietness, she discovers imagery through colors and lines. Despite the physicality of her process using big brushes and large canvases, the imagery that appears are figures that have a stillness. They seem to be in a stasis where the world is moving past them, but they will be there, waiting for the world to slow down enough to meet them.

"I paint and sculpt life sized figures that act as symbols for feelings that can't accurately be described in words. They are characterized by the object symbols with which they share space. Each figure, or fragment of a figure, stands still in readiness for a charged meeting with the viewer. The viewing activates a series of responses, where identity is projected onto the faceless figure, similar to a reflection that offers the gazer another view of him/herself. This frees the narrative from being contained within the subject matter of the artwork and allows it to exist in the viewing space."