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Artist of the moment……….Kim MacConnel

 

Kim MacConnel is a wonderful abstract artist born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the year 1946. MacConnel is renown for his abstract paintings. MacConnel attended the University of California at San Diego earning a B.F.A. and a M.F.A.

MacConnel was one of few men that are associate with the Pattern and Decoration movement that took place in the 1970s. Another male artist associated with this movement was the floral artist Robert Kushner.

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The artist works as a painter with gouache, enamel, and acrylics. He is also an avid printmaker.

The artist had wasn’t respected by the art community as a whole because he didn’t work on canvas, rather he painted on fabric and sometimes bed sheets.

In this clip we view an interview and several works by Kim MacConnel. The artist also makes sculptures out of found materials in addition to his paintings. These sculptures were made out of items that washed up on the beach that MacConnel collected.:

I enjoy the artist’s bright palette and unusual shapes.

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