Kimo Minton

Kimo Minton has been creating 3-dimensional sculpture for three decades. Approximately a decade ago, spurred by his love for woodblock prints and fascinated by the potential of line, the artist began to carve abstract imagery into wood panels, primarily birch. As Kimo works, he listens to the jazz classics he loves – Brubeck, Gillespie, Nina Simone – and his art reflects these rhythms. Viewers see ethnic references, a retro vibe, and an ability to cohere an amazing complexity of disparate elements – hard shapes, loopy organic shapes, strong, dark colors with sudden flashes of violet, or baby blue. In his carved paintings, Kimo Minton has developed a unique proposition for balance – not remotely as austere as a Noguchi sculpture, but every bit as subtle.