We are delighted to be exhibiting sculptures by Kim Youdan at Tower 42

With a degree in photography and digital imaging Kim has developed her mixed media technique using photography as the foundation for her work. As a nomadic artist, Kim brings together her passions of art, photography and travel. Her approachable and colourful creations instil viewers with feelings of nostalgia through fond memories or generates wanderlust for future endeavours.

She loves to photograph her subject whether it’s people, landscape or architecture spending time composing images and gathering inspiration using her camera. Kim also enjoys the process of post production manipulation where she experiment with photographs, transforming them into high contrast black and white imagery. This process forms the basis of her  work.

Rarely shooting in monochrome and not referencing to the original image when adding colour later in the process, Kim feels shooting in colour represents her research in a complete way. Within the post production phase Kim can then work backwards uncovering details in black and white.

When it comes to adding colour, this is harder to explain and the process varies with each piece. Kim may spend weeks constructing the collaboration in her mind before building it on paper.  Alternatively, it may come through in a flash of inspiration or an instinctive response to the image.

​The colour combinations Kim uses are heavily influenced by the culture of each country and she researches this during the exploration and photography stage of her process. Travel has always been part of Kim’s life, incorporating the vibrance of a place into her artwork is not just seeing all the colours of that county. Kim immerses herself into a culture and creates a sense of that place through the colours she experiences.

The exhibition will run until 17th April 2018 across the 1st floor reception area at Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N. All work on show is available to purchase. For further information please contact info@artful.org.uk or call 0208 702 8030.