Mixed media artist Kim Demuth presents his new exhibition, Industrial Zen, at the Beam Contemporary Gallery. The exhibition features a series of symmetrical, three-dimensional industrial spaces, created through the manipulation of photographs. Demuth's unique style has developed over the years into photographic-based sculptural works that create optical illusions by playing with 2D and 3D perception.
The exhibition draws on the influence of Zen Buddhism in abstract expressionism; shown through the compositional arrangement of colours and shapes and the contrast created between photographic and painterly representation. His works explore the physiology of human perception and draw viewers into the centre of these industrial spaces, creating a hypnotising void.
Since his first solo exhibition in 2003 at The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Kim has exhibited in countless solo shows, as well as a number of group shows. These include: Turn Around at the Shwartz Gallery in London (2011), Photo La in Los Angeles (2008, 2010), Open Sky at Metro Arts in Brisbane (2011) and Brave New World at the Queensland Centre for Photography (2010).