Kim Marra Issue 9
Through her paintings, Kim Marra constructs environments—seemingly possible, yet impossible spaces. Her environments evoke both dreamlike worlds and industrial landscapes. She uses an ordered structure to create the illusion of stability, and skewed perspectives to provoke instability. This tension simultaneously surrounds and closes off, welcomes and turns away. She is inspired by architectural spaces that feel intriguing and inhabitable, yet uneasy. These structures are set in spaces with bright, unnatural colors to further alter the viewers experience within this other world. For her, these spaces mimic the frustrating impossibility of goals that are just out of reach.