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Through a personally-developed abstract language, Kit Porter (b. 1983) explores the concept of removal in her mixed media paintings. Just as the elements of sun, wind, water + sand break down an object left exposed to the sea, so does time break down our memories into fragments of a once whole experience. Utilizing a painting technique she refers to as “diminution”, Porter focuses on the space around her images, chipping away at the edges of each shape, until all that is left is a collection of fragments. Deeply influenced by her lifelong interest in found objects + the environmental issue of marine debris, the artist successfully creates paintings that reflect her own artistic process; offering the viewer remnants to gather and contemplate.
Kit Porter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of the South in 2005. Through a personally-developed abstract language, her work explores the concept of removal.
Her work has been exhibited in group shows nationally, and has been written up in Thalia Magazine and The Earth Issue. Kit currently lives and works in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and is represented by Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta, Georgia, + SEA Contemporary Art Space in Rosemary Beach, Florida.