Curated by Amber Abramson | four x four gallery
Kime Buzzelli is an Ohio born artist based in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. She creates paintings, illustrations and fashion-based installations. Invested in a vocabulary of desire, nature, witchcraft and superstition, Buzzelli's paintings are essentially dark love poems. They are inhabited by wicked women, wild animals, secret societies, and places of wonder and fear. Tapping her fascination with the drama of other people’s lives Buzzelli creates narrative vignettes that both obscure and reveal. Inserting brief poetic text into the compositions, Kime creates juxtapositions that cloud an immediate reading of the work; it is unclear if the words serve as the thoughts of her subjects, or an omniscient proposition. These bits become suggestions or clues to the fictive lives of her subjects that the viewer is left to unravel. Buzzelli attended Parson's School of Design in NYC, and the Ohio State University, where she received her BFA in painting and a degree in Art Education. Kime has exhibited her work throughout the world.