Kim Atlin: Statement

The way we interact with our environment influences the way we
see things and frame the things we see. We take insubstantial,
fragmented images and fill them out to make complete narratives.
It is this tension between the negative space, what is withheld
from the frame of the painting and what is suggested that
engages the viewer in a conversation with my work. I am showing
part of a picture or world which exists beyond the realm of the
canvas in the mind of the viewer. This conversation between the
viewer and the painting, between description and abstraction is
the most vital element of my painting.