Denel-KK (Kristen Keeling)
Lyrical Narratives and Abstraction
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Denel-KK (Kristen Keeling)


Lyrical Narratives and Abstraction
November 24 – December 15, 2020
Reception: Thursday, December 3, 2020 6-8 PM

Artist and Dr. Denel Andreas - KK does not hesitate in trying out new mediums and techniques. Her process results in intricate and detailed abstract works of varying sizes, shapes, and dimensions. Denel- KK uses objects to build up from the canvas and creates textures through multiple layers of paint application. As she begins her paintings, she does not have a finished product in mind, she responds intuitively while making, resulting in organic and gestural artworks.

A key component of Denel - KK’s work is her experimentation with movement around the canvas. Using a combination of revolving colored lights and phosphorescent paints, her creations are multi-dimensional. Each painting is framed in a unique lightbox she calls a FluxxFrame, that utilizes programmable LED lighting to create an evolving and rotating visual impression. She uses her luminary artistic process as a mode of expression as well as an opportunity to explore new ideas. Her paintings are colorful and non-figurative intentionally leaving interpretations up to the eye of beholders. Along with her artistic practice, she provides a space for other individuals to experiment with their creativity through movement and visual art-making in a community setting, called FluxxUashioN Creative ArtSpace. A central motivation to her art space and art-making is to help others embark on their own journey of discovery. Her work as a luminary artist and others.