Kim Keever
Abstract 31628, 2017
c-print
37x28 inches,  edition of 5
59x44 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 42631, 2018
archival pigment print
43 x 32 inches 

Kim Keever
Abstract 40247, 2018
archival pigment print
41 x 24 inches

Kim Keever
Abstract 30071, 2019
archival pigment print
40 x 46 inches

Kim Keever
Abstract 29285, 2019
archival pigment print
35 x 54 inches

Kim Keever
Abstract 37934, 2018
archival pigment print
35 x 47 inches

Kim Keever
Abstract 41270, 2018
archival pigment print
28 x 32 inches

Kim Keever
Abstract 43579b, 2018
archival pigment print
28 x 32 inches, edition of 5
44 x 50 inches, edition of 5
 

Kim Keever
Abstract 32057, 2017
archival pigment print
28 x 34 inches, edition of 5
44 x 54 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 40200b, 2018
archival pigment print
28 x 28 inches, edition of 5
50 x 50 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 38439, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 42108, 2018
archival pigment print
28 x 33 inches, edition of 5 
50 x 65 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 38577, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 37331, 2018
​c-print
28x38 inches, edition of 5
50x70 inches, edition of 5

 

Kim Keever
Abstract 38315b,  2018
​c-print
28x37 inches, edition of 5
50x68 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 36362, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 36722, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 36728b, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 31441, 2017
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 37137, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 37228, 2018
archival pigment print
31 x 28 inches, edition of 5
56 x 50 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 38345, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 38391, 2018
​c-print

Kim Keever
Abstract 33619, 2017
c-print

28x28 inches,  edition of 5
44x44 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 34693, 2017
c-print
28x28 inches,  edition of 5
44x44 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 34706, 2017
c-print
28x30 inches,  edition of 5
50x55 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 34394, 2017
c-print 

28x28 inches,  edition of 5
44x44 inches,  edition of 5

 

Kim Keever
Abstract 30127, 2017
c-print
28x39 inches,  edition of 5
35x50 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 30289, 2017
c-print
28x33 inches,  edition of 5
48x57 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 30450, 2017
c-print
28x35 inches,  edition of 5
47x60 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 29362, 2017
c-print
28x28 inches,  edition of 5
60x60 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 15401, 2016
c-print
24 x 26 inches, edition of 5
42 x 45 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 33554, 2017
c-print
28x32 inches,  edition of 5
44x50 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 3629b, 2018
c-print
28x28 inches,  edition of 5
44x44 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 36644, 2018
c-print
34x28 inches,  edition of 5
70x56 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 35233, 2017
c-print
28x41 inches,  edition of 5
44x65 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 36041, 2018
c-print
28x42 inches,  edition of 5
44x67 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 27924, 2016
c-print
28x36 inches, edition of 5
36x47 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 34411, 2017
c-print

28x52 inches,  edition of 5
38x68 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 31814, 2017
c-print
28x30 inches,  edition of 5
60x66 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 36384, 2018
c-print
28x34 inches,  edition of 5
44x54 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 30690b, 2017
c-print
28x36 inches,  edition of 5
36x47 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 31239c, 2017
c-print
28x37 inches,  edition of 5
53x72 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 32841, 2017
c-print
28x38 inches,  edition of 5
50x70 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 32762b, 2017
c-print
28x40 inches,  edition of 5
44x64 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 23359, 2016
c-print
28x36 inches, editions of 5
36x47 inches, editions of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 31451d, 2017
c-print

28x34 inches,  edition of 5
44x54 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 29894, 2017
c-print
30x28 inches,  edition of 5
48x44 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 33365, 2017
c-print
28x38 inches,  edition of 5
40x55 inches,  edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstarct 34519, 2017
archival pigment print
57 x 44 inches, edition of 5
57 x 44 inches, edition of 5

Kim Keever
Abstract 31238, 2017
c-print
28 x 47 inches, edition of 5
44 x 74 inches, edition of 5

Biography

KIM KEEVER's spontaneous and expressive large-scale abstract photographs are created by pouring pigments into a 200 gallon tank of water, producing billowing blossoms and explosive clouds of color that he must quickly capture with his large-format camera.

He is also well-known for his large-scale landscape photographs, which are created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in the empty tank, which is then filled with water. These dioramas of fictitious environments are next brought to life with colored light filters and the dispersal of pigment, producing ephemeral atmospheres that he must quickly capture with his large-format camera.

Keever's painterly panoramas represent a continuation of the landscape tradition, as well as an evolution of the genre. Referencing a broad history of landscape painting, especially that of Romanticism and the Hudson River School, they are imbued with a sense of the sublime. However, they also show a subversive side that deliberately acknowledges their contemporary contrivance and conceptual artifice. 

Keever's staged scenery is characterized by a psychology of time and timelessness. A combination of the real and the imaginary, they document places that somehow we know, but never were. The symbolic qualities he achieves result from his understanding of the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. However, rather than presenting a factual reality, Keever fabricates an illusion that conjures the realm of our imagination. 

 

 

Kim Keever studied Engineering at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA and worked briefly for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Keever decided to become a full-time artist in the mid 70s. His background in science and engineering has always helped him with various constructions concerning his work and the general thought process that is required of a scientist. Keever's landscapes are often associated with the Hudson River School and the German Romantic painters, though not intentionally.

Kim Keever lives and works in New York City and his work is in numerous 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.