Crouch End Gallery- About Kim Valdez

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Kim Valdez is a sculptor and a founder and organising member of the Crouch End Open Studios for over ten years. She is now taking an organisational back seat and concentrating her energy on her own artistic work, whilst focusing her curating interests and skills on developing Front Room Art with her long-standing friend Judy Gilley.

Kim’s sculpture is varied in both materials and concept, ranging from Installation, commissioned outdoor works, to smaller ceramic or wooden works, usually of a semi-abstract nature.

Her most recent sculpture explores the use of Fluorescent Acrylic sheet and some can be seen on her website www.kimvaldez.co.uk

Kim also draws extensively and her iPad paintings arose from a time when, incapacitated by a broken wrist, she was temporarily unable to make sculpture and decide to follow David Hockney onto the Ipad.

Kim writes and tweets regularly about art under the pseudonym of ‘The Unknown Artist’ . She assumed this identity after making a full size acrylic sheet sculpture of Albert Turpin, an artist well known the 1930’s as an artist of the ‘East London Group’ whose work disappeared from history until resurrected by the recent book ’ From Bow to Biennale’.

The following articles can be read at this link – Artlyst blogs

‘Vivre Le Lieu’ – sculpture at the village of Ozenay, France
Michael Craig Martin must be reading my blog! Sculpture at the RA Summer Exhibition.
Juan Uslé and Richard Deacon at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Art, Science or Boyle Family? ….and Anaïs Tondeur, Nuuk Island, 2014 . A trip to the Jerwood gallery at Hastings
Dumas and Kiefer- Reflections on their work following their London exhibitions
Subterranean Sculpture Shock – Lynn Dennison at The Rotherhithe Shaft
Rain, Hail, Snow- adventures in ‘ddr limited’ Central Berlin
Three Days in Valencia: Picasso watching Television.
Three Days in Valencia: IVAM- El Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno-
Three days in Valencia: A surprise at the Museo de Bellas Artes.
The Three M’s – Mortality, Motivation and Meaning in the life of an Artist
Not just for Christmas- the economics of the artist
‘The Importance of a Title’- a visit to the UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate

Earlier articles can be found on the Facebook notes of The Unknown Artist including the series on ‘The Unknown Artist investigates the Restorative Powers of Art at the Seaside’