When I was taking studio classes in college, I had a thing for geometric shapes. Collage project involving painted pieces of paper? Mine were scenes made out of painted paper squares. Once I mastered drawing the figure realistically, I had a complete blast simplifying my figures into geometric shapes and planes. It seems that Los Angeles artist Kymm Swank has the same fondness for bright color and simple shapes, putting them together in a way that is downright intoxicating.
I am in love with the way Swank is using common linear shapes to create complex compositions full of light and movement.
There are any number of scenes these works may represent.. a cityscape at sunset, sunspots reflecting off a waterfall, looking down on busy city traffic, boats crowded together in a busy port, waves crashing upon a shore..
How about we change things up a little? Instead of me telling you what I see, I’d love to hear what you see!
Be sure to head over to Kymm Swank’s website to check out the rest of her portfolio. Share your thoughts on what you see in her work in the comments below. No Rorschach-like psycho analyzing of your vision, I promise! 😉
Featured image is Structure 14, oil on canvas, 72×36. All images are via the artist’s website.