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KIM KIMBERLY

KIM KIMBERLY

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American by birth and heart, everything since my birth: segregation, the black ghetto of South Chicago where I lived, the movement of the "Black Panthers" strongly established in my neighborhood, the confinement of my career exclusively to the black milieu and until to the family memory that stopped at my great-grandmother, a slave in the southern United States, reminded me of my status as an African-American and the ignorance of my Roots. Since then, my work has been unconsciously dictated by a search for blackness and faces, in a way my signature: big lips, frizzy hair, imaginary references to tribal scenes, faces hidden in bodies - both in painting and in sculpture or in photos, research on light and the rendering of matter in the dark. For years I worked in isolation, in my eyes it was just a hobby (to which I devoted 12 to 20 hours a day) without any commercial intentions, an outlet that blocked any other possibility of artistic creation (dance, comedy , makeup) ... Each work is born from an irrepressible need to express what I have in me. It is a totally personal expression that makes fun of artistic currents, mercantile fashions and physiological needs (sleeping, eating…), a kind of trance, of liberating possession.


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  • Born Date: Not known

  • United States

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Since my earliest childhood, I was obsessed with a real search for identity. American by birth and by heart, everything since my birth: segregation, the black ghetto of South Chicago where I lived, the Black Panther movement strongly implanted in my neighbourhood, the confinement of my career exclusively to the black milieu and even my family memory which stopped at my great-grandmother, a slave in the south of the United States, reminded me of my African-American status and the ignorance of my roots. A trip to the island of Gorée (where I couldn't set foot, by the way, because I was so overwhelmed by emotion) revealed this deep malaise that was denied, ignored and repressed in the depths of my personality. My meeting with Philippe - my husband, my muse - a Frenchman so integrated that he didn't know he was black (???) was the trigger. Since then my work has been unconsciously dictated by a research on blackness and on faces, in a way my signature: big lips, frizzy hair, imaginary references to tribal scenes, faces hidden in bodies - in paintings as well as in sculptures or photos -, research on light and the rendering of matter in the dark. "

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I've always had the gift of seeing faces where people don't usually see them: in everyday objects, in the facades of houses, in nature... One day, by chance, I saw in the middle of a pile of wood a tortured log that jumped up to my face and said: "Hey, look-at me! I'm a face! Sublime me" a real revelation: a nose, a mouth, eyes, an expression, colours, attitudes... a real personality. Since then I look for them and when I find them, I shape them, reveal their personality and give them life. This is how "Michael Jackson", "The Obamas", "Fred Astaire and all his legs" were born.


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