Kim Mobey

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Kim Mobey is a full time artist and writer from Cape Town.

 

Currently her work is held in private collections in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Spain, Italy, Australia and South Africa.

She has exhibited at The Association for Visual Arts, Reva Cohen’s prestigious Atlantic Gallery, Carmel Gallery and several other established galleries in Cape Town and Knysna.

While curating and participating in several successful group exhibitions, she also taught art privately for 10 years. After securing sponsorship from Sanlam Private Investments she held her first solo exhibition in November 2011.

 

Work Experience

2011

First solo exhibition sponsored by Sanlam Private Investments

Participating in the group exhibition See the Point Darling at the official residence of Helen Zille. Curated by Debbie Grewe and Godfrey Johnson and also featured works by Evita Bezuidenhout, Emile Minnie, Megan Furniss, Roland Perold and Didi Moses.

2005

Exhibited in Barnes, London

2004

Curated 3 group exhibitions at the Glimore Gallery in Sea Point during

Interviewed as an up and coming artist on Bush radio

Named Artists of the month in Pickled art magazine

 

The artist about her work

“My work is my way of connecting with people. Art is an intensely personal form of communication – knowing that when someone buys one of my paintings it is because my work has touched them in some way. It is an even greater privilege when someone commissions me to paint for them. To me, a commission means that this person trusts me as an artist, as a human being, to capture the vision they have in their own mind and translate it into a tangible work of art. They trust my eye and hand to communicate their vision to the rest of the world.                   

Her work currently features portraitures of the South Ethiopian Surma Tribes. They are artistically interpreted as colourful and dramatic people of the forgotten parts of Africa.