My current work is about the beauty and paradoxes of modern Africa and the drive to transcend the tired stigma of the romanticised, colonial and primitive African. We live in a modern world where race, religion, ethnicity and even gender roles are fluid.
In my most recent work, I explore what modern Africa means to the people who live here. I assimilate photographs, fabrics, art and videos from all over the continent and try to explore and immerse myself in my subject’s world through the medium of paint. I hybridise the images within my own subjective world view, warping them to unbalance perceptions of age, race, gender and modernity
The Artist in Brief
Kim Mobey is a fine artist based in Cape Town. Recent commissions explore myriad subjects, especially large scale portraiture and figures, her focus always comes back to the human experience and a desire to connect intimately with the viewer.
Kim Mobey’s work is held in private collections in the USA (New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco) as well as in Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Ireland, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Australia, South Africa and other countries around the world.
Art at Constantia Gallery,
Lisa King Gallery
Spier’s Association for Visual Arts,
Bellini Gallery, Hermanus
Calais Country Gallery, Franschoek
Gallery La La, New York City,
Knysna Fine Art Gallery, Knysna
Momo Gallery, Johannesburg