Kevin A. Pickering

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Inspiration for my creative practice comes from whatever sparks my interest. I try not to keep to fixed topics, as I like the freedom to explore all things, however recurring themes throughout my work, are the male form and our perception of beauty, and the aesthetics of decay and degradation. An exploration of the effects of nature on man made objects and the changes to surfaces that result from the decaying process kick-start my interest.

Weather, and the passage of time produce textures and colours, which are both transient and ephemeral yet often stunning. The world, in my perception, is just a surface. I am interested in the narrative that lies behind this and the visual evidence. This offers infinite possibilities for creative interpretation to happen, this is where true depth transpires. As nature overcomes man’s best efforts we often find true beauty.

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Blessed Release

by Kevin A. Pickering

Woodcut on Hosho

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Ruined Bruin

by Kevin A. Pickering

Liquid Photopolymer Gravure on Hahnemühle

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The Woods

by Kevin A. Pickering

Liquid Photopolymer Gravure on Hahnemühle

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