An artist’s debut exhibition is always an important milestone in their career, a statement that confirms their commitment to a vocation that they have chosen. Kimberley’s first solo is certainly important for this reason, but it is also meaningful for another more personal reason. The young artist lost her father to cancer in late 2019, and thus My Journey is also Kimberley’s tribute to her late father, commemorating one year of his passing. Comprising works created during his illness and those done earlier this year during the initial stages of the Malaysia-wide Movement Control Order (MCO) in March and April, My Journey, is a visual diary of Kimberley coming to terms with her father’s terminal illness, taking us through after his passing, her coping and recovering from this tremendous loss. With an exhibition of this nature, melancholy and sadness are to be expected, but these emotions manifest themselves intertwined with flashes of positivity and glimmers of hope. More than just a statement of sorrow, My Journey is a catharsis, the process of creation becoming the panacea for Kimberley to help her come to terms with the hand that fate had dealt her family. Surely, losing a parent is devastating for anyone, but through these works one cannot help but feel that art has become a means for her to heal, and to emerge a stronger individual. And seeing the talent that she possesses, a future we dare venture will be one that will see Kimberley achieve great heights as a visual artist. As an individual, Kimberley believes that everything she does in life must be meaningful; so too her art practice. It is for this reason that this young artist has pledged to donate a portion of the sales proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
My Journey: A debut solo exhibition by Kimberley Boudville
26 November-10 December 2020
Artemis Art Gallery (Malaysia) and ContemporaryIdentities International Online Art Magazine-Gallery
My Journey demonstrates Kimberley’s versatility as a visual artist, particularly in the use of varying mediums. Included in the selection of works are paintings using acrylic and oil, as well as drawings both in pen/ink and graphite. Kimberley is a recent graduate from The One Academy, and is currently pursuing her Bachelors Honours in Fine Arts Practice at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.
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