Vol. 10.24.2017 | Kim Fonder Kim FonderTela Platino Uno Et Due ABOUT KIM FONDER Kim Fonder is thoroughly influenced by texture and touch, reflecting Da Vinci’s quote, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” The new paintings play with neutrals, soft whites and, tawny grey washes that pair with her constant fascination with Japan. Objects such as indigo batiks, as well as found sake brewing bags continue to be a part of her ethnography and expression. ARTIST STATEMENT Leonardo Da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Jack Kerouac said, “One day, I will find the right words, and they will be simple. I love texture and touch. My paintings and my furniture reflect my infatuation with these two characteristics. From the materials I select, to the way I craft each piece; these two remain my focus.