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The Critical Threshold


Single piece Signed



60 x 60 cm
23.62 x 24 in







Mixed Media on board

Wandering lines, arbitrary shapes, poetic smudges and scratches dance between harmony and disorder, totally surrendering to the occasion. Big and small graphite doodles, which come across as improvised abstract gestures reminiscent of Twombly’s energy, subtly create an all consuming visual field. Intense mental activity is boiled down to light touches lending the paintings an ethereal, lyrical and deeply evocative quality.

1959 , New Zealand

Kim Pieters (1959) lives and works in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Her artistic practice could be described as emergent, adaptive & nonlinear. She is predominantly a nonrepresentational painter but also produces photographs, experimental film, writing and music from her Dunedin studio. Pieters has a tendency to build her work, no matter what genre, around two or more distinct nuclei, (eg image & text) using the juxtaposition of these autonomous yet resonant realms to create a a disjunction. This disjunction produces a clearing which is large in wonder and allows us a rare opportunity as individual viewers the freedom to think and feel something new for ourselves. Inherent in this is an ethical dimension involved in the responsibilities we do or do not nurture toward the gathering of our own thought. Her work is represented in private and public collections including the Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi O Tamaki, Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Victoria University Collection and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

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Founded in 2020 by Arthur Buerms and long-time partner Gie, The Nomadic Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and public art and research project currently based in Leuven, Belgium. Building on a cyclical model rooted in the notion of nomadism, the initiative unfolds through two alternating phases. The first is an in-situ immersion within an underreprese...

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