GK Hinkson Inspired by Italian Espresso
VANCOUVER, BC (January 24th, 2018) – A West Vancouver Abstract Artist, whose work was recently shown at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris and in Montreux, Switzerland, is paying tribute to the humble coffee bean with his latest collection – in a very unique way. GK (Kim) Hinkson is combining actual coffee grounds into the paint that he’s used in the Espresso Collection.
The espresso grounds create an organic and unique medium within the work, which was inspired by a recent trip to Italy where the colours, smells, tastes and imagery made a significant impact on Hinkson. He wanted to capture as much of the experience as he could in his next work – particularly the balance and perfection of his daily latte!
“Everything in Italy seems to look, feel and taste better,” said Hinkson. “The texture and taste of our coffees was so exquisite, and combined with the stunning countryside, it created such a strong inspiration, I not only wanted to pay homage to classic Italian Espresso – I needed it to feature IN my art too.”
The Espresso Collection (photos of which are available here), goes on display in the United States first, at Art Palm Springs from February 16th to 19th, where the entire Collection will be shown to the public for the first time and will also be available for sale.
It has taken several months to complete the work. This local artist – who until three years ago hadn’t picked up a paintbrush - continues to make waves in the art world. Several pieces from his West Coast Water collection will soon go on display in the heart of the global art world – Vienna, Austria. Starting on January 26th and continuing through April 24th, his work will be shown at Vienna’s PAKS Gallery as part of an exhibition featuring more than 30 artists from five continents. Upcoming shows include Basel, Switzerland – the biggest of its kind in the world.
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