Katsumi Kimoto, "Pareidolia 04/16," 2016
acrylic with resin on board, 24" x 57.5"
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday night, October 14, 6-9PM Artist in attendance
Known for his dynamic brushwork and bold colors, Katsumi Kimoto's earlier paintings capture and abstract the spirit of the natural world. Discernible within the swirls of color are the waves of the ocean, the colors of spring, and the wonders of the forest. His newest series, Pareidolia, chronicles a shift from painting abstractly to painting abstraction. [excerpt from Alice Wang]
Pareidolia is our mind’s tendency and ability to see things, within a minimal amount of stimuli, such as faces, animals or objects. For example, it’s the same phenomenon that allows us to see things in cloud formations. Pareidolia is also famous in psychology due to the Rorschach ink-blot test, whereby the test subject are asked to share what images they perceive in random patterns, to interpret their mental state.
“I’ve been watching people view abstract works my whole career and it’s always interesting to see how people react and what they see for themselves. It’s for this reason that I’ve painted this series, titled Pareidolia,”
- Katsumi Kimoto, Artist