Terrence Higgins Trust, The Timed Auction 202118 FEB 2021 7:00 PM - 11 MAR 2021 7:00 PM
55. Melissa Kime
You must never trust a devil
Signed on reverse
Oil bar, oil pastel, pencil, acrylic and water colour on paper
30 x 20 cm.
Created in 2020
This artwork is unique
£125 - 250View shipping estimates
Melissa Kime was born in Wiltshire in 1989 and lives and works in London. She studied at University College Falmouth and Royal College of Art. She exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2014 at the ICA London and won the Arts Club award at The Royal Academy Summer Show, 2019. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad in both solo and group shows, and her work is in many private collections.
The magic of the everyday weaves itself into Kime’s paintings in the form of mysterious haunted landscapes, allegorical animals, hag stones or interestingly cut rocks found on the foreshore of the River Thames. These objects are placed alongside fictitious characters – hybrid angels, witches, fawns and devils who live in a surreal collaged fable revealing stories from timeless folkloric traditions – creating a history that endeavours to root us into our concrete forever foundations.
This work was produced for PROJECT PAPYROPHILIA. PROJECT PAPYROPHILIA is an ongoing work on paper initiative curated by international gallerist, curator and artist Zavier Ellis (director of CHARLIE SMITH LONDON). The project was launched in response to the first lockdown in order to support artists during challenging times. All work is unique. New work is consistently offered on www.artsy.net/charlie-smith-london. To enquire or for further information please email Zavier at [email protected].
This lot is kindly donated by Melissa Kime and CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.