Interval, 2021, oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches
Interlude, 2021, oil on linen, 54 x 48 inches
Interim, 2020, oil on linen, 34 x 30 inches
Paestum, 2020, oil on canvas, 72 x 66 inches
Selinus, 2018, oil on linen, 72 x 66 inches
“Intuitive color sequences join in what I call Interludes. Influenced by material proportions, rhythm and interval create shifts that coalesce in overall movement and physicality. I think of my paintings’ architecture as anchoring these shifts while allowing further progression, much like a musical staff. Occasions of mood and tone are evoked as elements of the natural world merging into abstract structures. Combined with these new rhythms of elemental sensations, color and interval speak to the passage of time and the resonance of quietude,” writes Kim Uchiyama.
Kim Uchiyama was born in Iowa and lives and works in New York City. She studied at Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa and Florence, Italy), Yale Summer School of Art and Music, the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, Art Critical, The Hudson Review, The New Criterion, The International Edition of the Journal of Art, Hyperallergic, Delicious Line, and Two Coats of Paint.