Today is Summer and of course it is raining a lot this morning (I’m living in London…). Therefore to welcome this lovely ‘paradox’ (again, living in London, not sure this is a real paradox), let’s share the beautiful works of Kitty Chou with her “Exploration of Abstract Realism”.
Being an artist or a photographer wasn’t her initial choice of career: studying ‘business administration’ at the University of Pennsylvania, she discovered the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson while visiting the Museum of Modern Art in New York and absolutely loved the way the French photographer managed the catch the right ‘instant’ in his pictures (and we won’t blame her for that 😉
Equipped with an SLR camera, she started to take pictures of the streets, her friends, always privileging the spontaneous, the real, sort of raw shooting without staging anything. But, from this impulse, she is still very careful with her frame and light. This is by controlling these 2 basic elements that she changes an everyday scenery in an abstract composition, a little bit like Ola Kolehmainen does with architecture, and create then her abstract realism.
|Kitty Chou, Rain Man #1, 2012|
|Kitty Chou, Blue Jazz, 2007|
|Kitty Chou, Mesh, 2014|
|Kitty Chou, Paradox #1, 2013|
|Kitty Chou, Passage de Memoire, 2013|
|Kitty Chou, Broken Lines, 2010|
|Kitty Chou, Yellow, Green & Pink # 1, 2012|
|Kitty Chou, Lines & Ripples # 3, 2013|