Lia Kimura is a Japan-born Polish painter. Kimura’s work is mostly connected with her place of birth, search for identity and intensive feelings: the experience of death, alienation, and hope. Her paintings represent both the traditional form of expression and the experimental approach, in which the figurative body together with the abstract matter become the key themes of creative considerations. Kimura’s paintings belong to private collections and appear regularly at the auctions in acknowledged auction houses. The artist currently lives and works in Warsaw.
Lia Kimura reaches for fragments of more or less literal images in her paintings. The main focus of her art is on the inner layer. Her characteristic painting style is rapidly moving away from figurative art towards abstract formal assumptions. Legible, precisely rendered details of the human body are deformed to such an extent that individual elements cannot be properly identified. The consolidation of the body and the background means that the viewer is only able to define the outline of a female figure emerging from the darkness, stripped of apparent beauty. The background, which is also a flat patch, becomes an open and mysterious space. There are no signs of presence at a specific time and place. The foreground becomes equally important, giving the impression of a filter, a blurred window through which the viewer observes the image. The figure is somehow suspended in space, which becomes its integral part. The artist, based very strongly on her personal experiences, refers to a general reflection centered around feelings and emotions.
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