Kim Booker

Booker's work offers a meta insight into the practice of painting itself, "aim[ing] to create paintings that offer a certain resistance to traditional ideas of genius, whilst also portraying a sense of a feminised art practice." 

Her work often involves explorations of colour, form and the process of making, all grounded in the practice of drawing. In turn, Booker consciously draws from the work of painters such as Georg Baselitz and Wilhelm de Kooning, molding these influences to a contemporary context. 

Her subject matter works orbits contemporary discourse on gender politics, while referencing classical painting and sculpture. In her figures, Booker often relishes an "awkwardness that arises from the conflict between an impulse for defiance and a desire for beauty."

"A War With No Winner: Bodies and their Spaces"

Grove Collective
Artist Studio visit with
Kim Booker

Visit Kim Booker's Grove Collective exhibition

Photography by Lauren Harris

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