In each studio there is a moment that an art piece is on the point of being finished. Once the artist has decided that the work is done, the art piece has come into existence. The tension between the work-in-progress (with the end in sight) and the piece of art as final result is the starting point of Australian artist Kimball Gunnar Holth.
With an attitude to suspend a final product Holth brings together a group of works that is misleading and even confusing. The visual outcome arouses questions about the work, the proces and putting art pieces on display in a white space of a gallery or museum.
A video film named "I really like what you're doing!!!!!" shows the artist in his studio, clearly disputing with the work and with himself. Apparently a lot of things happen there simultaneously. Nothing is finished, yet this film is a finished art piece, nevertheless.
Kimball Gunnar Holth received his MFA at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, Netherlands. In 2015 he had a solo
exhibition at C3 / Contemporary Art Space in St. Abbotsford, Australia. In 2016 he participated in Orbitfest, a winter
festival in Groningen, in 2017 in Big Art in Amsterdam and in 2018 he participated in Festival Todays Art in The Hague.
A video film named 'I really like what you're doing!!!!!' shows the artist in his studio,
clearly disputing with the work and with himself. Apparently a lot of things happen there simultaneously. The film may be looked at as a documentary, but also as a film on its own, and so as a finished artefact.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, 1982
Lives and works in Groningen, Netherlands
2005 Monash University, Bachelor of Arts /Comparative Literature, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Estonian Academy of Arts, semester exchange, Tallinn, Estonia
2012 RMIT University, Bachelor of Fine Art /Drawing, Melbourne, Australia
2015-2017 Frank Mohr Instituut, MFA Painting, Groningen, Netherlands
2018 Wallpapers and Gas Tanks, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
2017 I really like what you're doing!!!!!, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
2015 Helicopter, C3 contemporary art space, St. Abbotsford, Australia
2019 Slaap Lekker Studio, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
2019 Big Art, Hembrugterrein, Zaandam, Netherlands
2018 Clash #02 Festival, De Machinefabriek, Groningen, Netherlands
2018 Before the Fire Starts, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
2017 Big Art, De Zonnewijser, Amsterdam, curator/founder Anne van der Zwaag
2016 Orbitfest, Groningen, Netherlands, with Salim Bayri
2016 Osmosis Methods, Sign Galerie, Groningen, Netherlands