Communication in general is greatly enhanced by “keeping it simple.” Uhlik’s “cARTographic style” encodes the artist’s conceptual intentions using primary colors and familiar shapes, thereby allowing patrons to more readily apprehend the art, and to construct their own interpretations.
KIM S. UHLIK: ARTIST STATEMENT
As a trained cARTographer, I adhere to the principles of simplification, generalization, and selection, and thus to the use of (most often two-dimensional) "pure" geographic forms (point, line, triangles, quadrangles, and arcs / circles), alone and in combination.
When expressed using a palette comprised of the three primary colors foundational both to the additive and to the subtractive schema - and black and white - the resulting artwork exhibits crisp lines, well defined figures, distinctive colors, and ample "space" in which to roam, explore, and play.
Exclusive of my digital photography prints, my career-long preference has been for oil paint (and, more recently, acrylic) on large canvasses - reminiscent of the modernist painters - to produce contemporary works that "breathe," and are more human in scale: visually intriguing, yet accessible.
On display August 6 through October 20, 2020.
Monday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM