“Inner Landscapes” at Galerie De Stoker, Amsterdam, is the first solo exhibition by interdisciplinary British artist Kimbal Quist Bumstead. It posits the idea of a landscape as a visceral internal space, which embodies emotional experiences. Kimbal’s works are maps of those experiences, internal dialogues, the relationship between himself and others, and between him and the work itself. His abstract paintings and drawings stem from his research into interactive performance, and a process of using mark making as a way of capturing what is unseen but can be felt. Kimbal’s work is cathartic, explosive and colourful, navigating a path between harmony and chaos; spontaneity and control.
Kimbal Quist Bumstead (UK/NL b. 1986) is an interdisciplinary artist based in London whose work sits between painting, drawing, video and performance.
Kimbal has an MA in Performance and Theatre from Queen Mary University of London, and a BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland.
His work has been published in various journals such as Arhitext Magazine and Emergency Index and in learning resources for the Courthauld Gallery and the Live Art Development Agency. He has produced much of his work in the context of Artist in Residence projects in Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Tunisia and USA.
Recent exhibitions include GX Gallery, London; Crows Nest Gallery, London; Centre for Recent Drawing London; Turner Contemporary, Margate; Museum of Modern Art, Espoo, Finland; Espacio Gallery, London and Griffin Gallery, London.
He is a member of the Magma Group of artists and a studio resident at Bow Arts London.