Concentrating on colour in Byron Kim’s studio

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Byron Kim is a painter born in California, who lives and works in Brooklyn. He invited us to his studio where he works quietly on a range of paintings primarily concerned with colour. Here he shows us a number of works in progress – patches of sky distilled into tonal blocks; a detailed study of the palms of his hands - and demonstrates Delacroix’s Shadow, a piece that uses a real shadow to represent colour. An example of his celebrated Synecdoche series, which depicts skin tones, will be on show at Tate Liverpool as part of the Colour Chart exhibition from May 2009.