Kim Keever drops industrial paint tints into two hundred gallon tanks, and photographs the swirling, expanding colors as they mix and disperse through the water. The paint dispersal adds a randomness to the abstract images. The nature of each pigment causes the different colors to move through the water molecules differently, resulting in a rainbow explosion within the confinement of the tank that Keever captures on camera in his studio.
Keever studied Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and was briefly a thermal engineer working primarily on NASA projects. He changed careers in the late 1970s to become a full time artist. He has always drawn on his original vocation by retaining a scientific and investigative process in his work, while at the same time displaying an astute awareness of historical landscape art.
Kim Keever’s work is in numerous important public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virgina; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New York; Patterson Museum, Patterson, New Jersey; George Washington University Gallery, Washington, DC; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois.