Kikyz1313 'Progeny of Chaos' @ Thinkspace Gallery
With an obsessive attention to detail and figurative rendering, Kikyz1313's works are realistically executed, and recall traditional techniques of late 19th century book illustration and engraving. her palettes are muted and tempered, understated with delicate washes of ink and watercolor, and her compositions are balanced and paced, posturing as romantic and idyllic scenes of placid children and animals. Seemingly innocent at first glance, the works gradually unfurl, revealing unexpected mutations, abject subversions, and a diseased world of horrors.
Progeny of Chaos is on view through April 23rd, 2016 at Thinkspace, 6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, www.thinkspacegallery.com