Denel-KK (Kristen Keeling)
December 1 - December 5, 2021
Reception: Thursday, December 1, 2021, 6-8 PMInquire View Catalog
Artist and Dr. Denel Andreas-KK does not hesitate in trying out new mediums and techniques. Her process results in intricate and detailed abstract works of varying sizes, shapes, and dimensions. Denel-KK uses objects to build up from the canvas and creates textures through multiple layers of paint application. As she begins her paintings, she does not have a finished product in mind, she responds intuitively while making, resulting in organic and gestural artworks.
A key component of Denel-KK’s work is her experimentation with movement around the canvas. Using a combination of revolving colored lights and phosphorescent paints, her creations are multi-dimensional. Each painting is framed in a unique lightbox she calls a FluxxFrame, which utilizes programmable LED lighting to create an evolving and rotating visual impression. She uses her luminary artistic process as a mode of expression as well as an opportunity to explore new ideas. Her paintings are colorful and non-figurative intentionally leaving interpretations up to the eye of beholders. Along with her artistic practice, Denel-KK is devoted to helping others embark on their own journey of discovery. As such, she provides a space for other individuals to experiment with their creativity through movement and visual art-making in a community setting, called FluxxUashioN Creative ArtSpace.