Kim Poor

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Introduction I'm a Brazilian artist working in Rio and London. I studied Fine Arts at the Parsons School of Design in New York City with Larry Rivers and at Skidmore College in upstate New York State where I developed a new technique in ground glass on steel. In 1982 I enrolled at the Central School of Art in London to pursue my interests in printmaking with Norman Ackroyd R.A. My unique style and technique was christened “Diaphanism” by Salvador Dali. The work is fired countless times until I'm satisfied with the result. Critical high and low temperatures and a very delicate control of layers of opaque and transparent glass are required in order to achieve depth and colour. Writer and noted art critic Edward Lucie-Smith commented “In the dreamlike quality of Kim Poor's work one has yet another example of the Magic Realism which can be found in the books of the great Latin America writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llose and Isabel Allende.” I've exhibited all over the world, most recently in Brazil, Belgium & Greece, including successful solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio and in São Paulo.