Kidd, grandson of artists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, is a British-born contemporary artist; his work includes paintings, sculpture, installation art, photography, video art, and NFTs.
JOSHUA EPOCH NOCTURNA 1 (2021)
Composed of numerous 6-20 second animated stills, each derived from the multiple-image photographic panoramas. I portray fast-moving climatic events against the stationary Joshua Trees. I using animations that serve to accentuate static photographs. Compressing time and accelerating temporal shifts, as perhaps we are all feeling in our lives. At times we are thrust into the abstract and then the surreal. I aim to lead us on a journey from visual apprehension to awe coalescing as we experience the sublime.
EPOCH PIER 1 (2022)
Examining fast-moving climatic events against the Vorticist, Santa Monica Pier, as it expands into the Pacific Ocean. Whilst the machine age hurtles towards the Singularity, time is compressed and accelerated. Synthesis and decomposition are interchange as we experience the sublime.
SELECTED COLLECTIONS / COMMISSIONS
Panorama Mesdag Museum
Corcoran Gallery Washington, DC
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach Laguna Museum of Art
Wallace Annenberg (Private Collection)
Swire HQ, Honk Kong
Constellation Place, LLC McMaster-Carr, Santa Fe Springs, CA
American Embassy Panama & Algeria
Nokia Collection American University, USA
California State Senate Contemporary Collection
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
New York Fine Arts Magazine Art/Text
Interior Design Magazine
Town & Country
Home & Antiques
Photo Media Magazine
The Observer Magazine UK Evening Standard Magazine UK