16 x 20 inches
Fine-art Giclée print on Moab Entrada natural rag paper
Printed with ♥ by Static Medium
"After thinking a lot about what to do for my latest collab with PangeaSeed Foundation, I became interested in the idea of creating an image that would best convey my feelings and affinity towards the current state of our oceans by use of color, simplicity, mood, and nuance. Our oceans—these vast complex masses—are the web that holds all living life together. Once that's broken, the structure of all that exists on this planet will be in peril."
Kinsey's oeuvre encompasses painting, sculpture, works on paper, and outdoor murals. Often drawing inspiration from the natural world, Kinsey creates figurative abstractions, placing them in barren landscapes. Constructed from organically-shaped planes of flat color, these solitary forms recall a feeling of existentialist loneliness. Kinsey's works convey a sense of a society in perpetual fragmentation through his use of abstraction, suggesting the illusions of a distorted reality.
In 2009, after a fifteen-year run in Los Angeles with his design studio and gallery BLK/MRKT, Kinsey decided it was time for a change. He closed the business and retreated to a small town adjacent to the Sequoia National Park in Central CA to devote himself full-time to painting. Over the next five years, he would embark on an autodidactic journey that would come to define the next chapter of his personal work. As the artist states, "As far back as I can remember, art has always been a place of self-expression, refuge, and understanding of the world around me. I've always known that at some point, I would go back to that place. When I found this small isolated town that could provide me a renewed platform to create without all distractions of my previous ventures, I jumped right in". His next move came in 2016 when he relocated to San Diego, California, where he now lives and works.
KINSEY (b. 1971, Pittsburgh PA) has exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries including New Release Gallery in New York; LUX Art Institute in Encinitas, CA; Library Street Collective in Detroit; Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco; Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany; Alice Gallery in Belgium; Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. His works are in the collections of Takashi Murakami, The Penny and Russell Fortune Collection in Indianapolis, Indiana, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and The Dean Collection in New York.