Planar Scheme: Kati Vilim
Orbit 1 Gallery, 2nd floor
Through her work, Kati Vilim deals with the classic issues of color, form and movement. She says, “I am composing the elements of structure, proportion, rhythm and color…reminding us of musical or architectural concepts where these different qualities are organized to a new form”. For this installation, Vilim has responded to the architectural specificities of the space, including the uniform grey cinder block construction of the University’s institutional modernist building. Her methodical approach is evidenced in the geometric forms where she has bypassed contemporary tricks to paint all her hard edged objects with an unwavering hand. Many experimental drawings are created by the artist as the work evolves. The outcome is an actual palimpsest of ideas, presented in a distilled form, with a synthesis of lines, color and form.
Born in Hungary, Kati Vilim undertook her formal art training in Europe and the United States. She has had solo exhibitions both in her home country and the US. She currently occupies a studio based in Newark and she received the Prize of the Association of the Hungarian Artists for her degree work at the University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.
PHOTO: Kati Vilim, "Planar Scheme 1-4," 2014, cardboard, plaster, acrylic, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist