'Arboreal' | Kim Wilson
Kim Wilson is a Brisbane based artist working primarily with painting, her artworks moving between realism and slight surrealism.
Kim Wilson's critical practice examines the world around us and forensically examines our relationship with the natural environment. Her work is deeply imbued with her love of and intense desire to preserve our global habitat. She is heavily influenced by her extensive travels to some of the remotest corners of the world, including Northern Russia, sub Antarctic Islands, Africa, USA, Canada and small island nations in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Her art is saturated with a desire to present sublime imagery of our delicate natural environment.
“The knowledge of what we are doing to the only planet that we have hangs over me like a dark cloud. I do not think that we are a species apart from the natural world, we are a part of it. We will inevitably change it, as all species do. I wish that we could use our big brains to manage what we change in a less crappy way than we are managing now.” - Kim Wilson, 2021
Her works are often snippets of a scene, regardless of the dimensions of the canvas. Intrigued by the intimate detail that nature has to offer, she finds beauty in the quiet mess of things that are often overlooked in favour of the grand display.