Frame/Villa, 2015, oil on canvas, 56 x 46 cm
There’s a sense of harmony in Mason Kimber’s paintings that I’m drawn to. The colours, composition, and semi-transparent layers together create a gentle mood. I like it.
A combination of the purely abstract – shapes and colours, and real life objects – architecture mainly, the paintings in his recent solo show, Oltre La Vista (or ‘beyond the view’) have a simultaneous reality/dream quality. Hints of buildings, times of day (shadows and light are a constant presence), suggested scenes even, seem to be on offering for interpretation, without saying anything too certain. He says he’s interested in the subconscious and in memory, and the way architecture in particular can hold onto the past, so this reflective effect makes sense.