An artist from Glastonbury will present a photographic project

A GLASTONBURY-based artist and photographer will soon present her exhibition at The Heart of the Tribe gallery.

The exhibition ‘The Color of Light’ by Kim von Coels will be available from next month.

The exhibition presents a selection of photographic projects, screen prints, original pen and ink drawings and stencil paintings, as well as a selection of his artistic performances in the form of stop motion short films covering the last decade.

To coincide with the show, Kim will launch a book that features an extensive collection of her creative photography.

She earned a degree in graphic design and photography from Central St. Martins in 2004 and has spent the years since exploring various mediums including drawing, painting, murals, music and performance art, as well as as his main passion, photography.

Having played all her life with different photographic styles and techniques, both digital and analog, she has spent the last 6 years honing her skills in the light painting niche.

Light painting is a photographic process of using hand-held light sources to create images during long exposure.

These light sources are constructed over a period of time to create otherworldly, magical, ethereal images that resemble dreams, paintings, or stills from a sci-fi movie.

His images are created entirely behind closed doors during a single exposure, without manipulation or digital editing.

She said, “I’m interested in exploring the possibilities of manipulating light, creating images that could never exist in real life. Use the camera as a tool for making and creating images, rather than just pointing and clicking. »

A work by Kim titled ‘Red Lasers’

Kim’s fascination with the manipulation of light has led her to explore other avenues of creative photography, including submerging her subjects in water, using spotlights to illuminate her subject, and layering multiple exposures to light. using 35mm film.

His images range from bright and colorful to subtle and understated. Some of her photographs have evolved into a series of unique serigraphs that share influences of strong female forms, geometric patterns, bold lines, colors and shapes.

Combining a mix of traditional screen-printing techniques, as well as hand-cut stencils, they incorporate aspects of pop art, street art, and inspirational insights from his background in graphic design.

Kim added, “For me, creating is having fun. I like to play with colors, light, time, layers, fabric, stencils, smoke, mirrors, water and darkness. My images are often centered on empowered women and the female form.

“But also bold, bright, graphic shapes, pop culture, nature and traditional manual techniques. A big part of my creative process is spending time with people I love, which is a huge and important part of my inspiration and motivation.

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For more information regarding ‘The Color of Light’, please visit our website: https://heartofthetribe.com/event/the-colour-of-light/ The exhibition will take place at the Heart of the Tribe Gallery in April 7 to May 8.

Kim will offer light painting experiences during the last week of her exhibition from April 30 to May 8.

People are welcome to book a session in her pop-up studio and let her create a bespoke portrait or try light painting themselves.

Perfect for individuals or groups and suitable for all ages.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Wednesday.

Admission is free and no pre-booking is required to visit during normal working hours. For after hours viewings, please email [email protected]

Michael E. Marquez