K Blick draws connections between the present and the past, through the lens of contemporary society. In her formal vocabulary which is distinctly her own, the artist embraces a postmodern hybridity that spans centuries of cultural associations. Her work includes references to Greek myths, the twelve Gods of Olympus, Baroque art, and Portuguese porcelain making.

 

At first glance, Blick's paintings are reminiscent to abstract floral gardens splashed with a vibrant colour palette, and an evident distortion and movement. At a closer look, the artist's mythical worlds are revealed through semi-abstract images of Gods and ancient creatures preoccupied in a play of dramatic events. In this way, Blick attempts to allegorically express questions related to the relationship between humans and animals. More specifically, she reimagines a world where animals are superior to humans, in an attempt to encourage a conversation around the false idea of human superiority over animals and the need for respect towards all living creatures.

 

K Blick completed her initial degree in Tokyo, followed by a Master's in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London. Her work has been exhibited internationally such as, the Florence Biennale, the Tate Modern and the Saatchi Gallery in London, UK. Recent solo and group exhibitions include among others: Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London (2021);  Our Home, This Mortal Coil, Ione and Mann Gallery, Cromwell Place, London (2021); Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, Shortlisted Artist Group Exhibition, Ashurst, London (2021); Moving Fast Moving Closer, London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (2020); Tate Mammals, Tate Exchange, Featured Group Installation, Tate Modern (2019). Her works are held in prestigious collections such, as the Bulgari Private Collection in Italy, and the Shahmoon Private Collection in the UK.

 

Riana Rauona

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