Meet Kim Mobey
"When I paint a portrait I come close to knowing how gravity feels in someone else’s skin. And I can look at existence for a moment through their eyes."
Kim Mobey is a South African artist. She is entirely self-taught and sold her first sculpture through a commercial gallery at the age of 15. She has been working as an artist since the late nineties, having regularly exhibited her work from 2010 through galleries in Knysna, Hermanus, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
In 2017, when she was selected as a finalist for the PPC Imaginarium awards with "In This Skin", her sculptural work gained wider recognition, being shown at the Turbine Art Fair and the Investec Cape Town Art Fair. In 2019 one of Mobey’s portraits "Nora in Winter" was selected for the Top 40 shortlist for the Sanlam Portrait Award.
A driven autodidact and educator, she actively studies and teaches new and traditional technical skills, sculpture, installation, performance, painting and printmaking. Her keen interest in humanity extends to ongoing charitable work.
"I make art about humanity and the similarities between "us" and "other". I choose subjects and stories that are unlikely to match with expectations or demographics."
Their Featured Artwork
"Vineyards Of Summer "
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