Kit King (born 1987) is Canadian artist currently living and working in Curran, Ontario.
"Through a focus on hyperrealism, my paintings are reflections of identity and intimacy within the ephemeral visual relationships around us. Using mainly oil paint as my medium, I use a combination of smooth hyperreal renderrings and the antithesiszed texturally focused impasto work, to create sensitive portaits that capture fleeting moments that affect our emotional state from a singular glance, under the aegis of a heightened sense of reality and dimension.
My current body of works are vulnerable forms and portraits that serve to share the intimate -and often emotional- artist introspection with the viewer. With a focus on light and textural dimension, and how these elements can alter the relationship of a viewer and subject, the goal is to provide and entrance for the audience to one transient moment of connection.
I do not merely want to capture an image, but rather breathe a vital life force into transformed renditions of the world around me. I want my works to evoke a deep sense of emotion, influenced not only from an in-depth tangibility executed through a high level of detail, but married with a sincere passionate portrayal of contemporary art. "
2016 Winner of The Kingston Prize portrait competition Peoples Choice award (Galerie d'art Desjardins)
2016 Winner of The Kingston Prize portrait competition Peoples Choice award (Beaverbrook Art Gallery)
2016 Honourable mention- Gamblin Torrit Contest
2015 Winner of The Kingston Prize portrait competiton Peoples Choice award (Gananoque preview exhibition.
2015 Kingston Prize Portrait competition Finalist.
2014 Winner of the Trekell Fine Art Supplies x Society6 Product line contest.
2014 Winner of the Trekell Fine Art Supplies Painting Contest.
2013 1st place Winner of Memento Publishing's Holy Inspiration Contest
(excluding online publications):
2016- American Art Collector, April 2016 issue
2016- Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine, Vol.39
2016- Evolved Magazine, Issue #7
2016- HouseInk Magazine, Summer issue II
2015- Virtuosos of Paint, OOS book publication.
2014- Excavate: Unearthing Artistic Skeletal Remains, OOS Book publication
2014- E-volved Magazine- issue 5.
2014- Art Katalyst Magazine, cover and article.
2014- Black and White, OOS Book publication.
2014- Beneath The Skin magazine.
2014- Tutorial in Skin Art magazine.
2014- Feathers of Inspiration, OOS Book publication
2014- Art Collective Calendar
2013- Antennae of Inspiration, OOS Book publication
2013- Holy inspiration, Memento Publishing
2013- interview with E-Volved
2013- The Coloringbook Project: Second Edition, Memento Publishing