Mason Kimber

Mason Kimber

Growing up in Perth, my playground was often an empty nightclub. With a club-owning father who often spent his daytime dreaming up new architectural adjustments, I was left free to roam by myself. My attention landed on small minutiae that became portals into another time: I pretended the buttons on a DJ mixer were a spaceship controller; the grooves in vinyl records appeared like memory tablets, glass fragments and the sticky surfaces of alcohol-soaked concrete offered clues to the events that happened the night before. I was led through secret passages into back rooms and stages framed with semi-permanent metal structures. That’s when I started to think about these buildings as living labyrinths and assemblages of textural detail that continue to shift in the mind.

After graduating in 2013 with an MFA in Painting from the National Art School, Sydney I was awarded a three-month studio residency at the British School at Rome, Italy the following year. It was here that I studied ancient fresco painting, which led me to look closely at the various connections between painting and the built fabric of cities. For my current PhD research at UNSW Art + Design, I'm looking at how the iterative activity and thickness of painting’s surface can become a relational site of production, positioning painting as a critical spatial practice.

Mason Kimber is a Sydney-based visual artist who works across painting, sculptural relief and installation. His practice engages with the social and material aspects of architecture, with a particular focus on their relationship to memory. By reworking images, imprints and cast fragments into new compositions, his work registers the histories that accumulate in the built fabric of cities and how they shape our understanding of place.

Kimber is currently a PhD candidate at UNSW Art & Design and holds a Master of Fine Art (painting) from the National Art School, Sydney. He has been a finalist the Sulman Prize, Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Sunshine Coast Art Prize and NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging). He has been awarded studio residencies at the British School at Rome, Italy, Parramatta Artists Studios and Artspace, Sydney. His work is held in the collections of Artbank and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.


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15/03/2023

MASON KIMBER WALL RELIEF COMMISSION

‘Bronte Wall Commission’ is a permanent, double-sided wall relief for a private house in Bronte, NSW.

What may seem like prefabricated sculpture was actually conceived on site in the process of a layered, thickened painting. The work was slowly carved, collaged, edited and rendered in response to the surface minutiae and histories of the area.


09/12/2022

MASON KIMBER AT MCA

Mason Kimber’s practice encompasses painting, sculptural reliefs, collage and installation. His work engages with the social dimension of architecture, in particular its relationship to memory. By reworking images and casts of architectural fragments into new compositions, Kimber explores the way physical facades and interiors become triggers – and also vessels – for feelings and recollections.

Artwork details:

Mason Kimber, Rooftop/Sway, 2019, 121.7 x 82.2 x 8.5cm, flashe, acrylic, synthetic polymer, gypsum, extruded polystyrene, polyurethane foam, resin
Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation

Mason Kimber, Window/Shift, 2018, 116.5 x 78.5 x 8.5cm, acrylic, synthetic polymer, gypsum, extruded polystyrene, polyurethane foam, resin
Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased with funds provided by the MCA Foundation, 2020


03/07/2021

MASON KIMBER AT TOWN HALL GALLERY

Works by Mason Kimber are included the exhibition Shelter in Place, on display at Town Hall Gallery from 10 July until 25 September 2021.

This group exhibition examines the relationship between human beings and architecture, and focuses on the ways in which our built environment is used to foster ideas of home, shelter and belonging.

Image: Mason Kimber, Daylight 15, 2020


22/09/2020

WORKS BY MASON KIMBER ON THE DESIGN FILES

Works by Mason Kimber are featured on The Design Files in a Park Orchards home designed by Chelsea Hing.

To enquire about available works, please contact the gallery.

Image: Mason Kimber, Afternoon 7, 2019, featured on The Design Files. Photo: Rhiannon Taylor. Styling: Beck Simon


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Mason Kimber Tablet/Slope 2023 acrylic, gouache, composite render, extruded polystyrene, wood 84 x 59 x 6 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Tablet/Afterglow 2023 acrylic, gouache, composite render, extruded polystyrene, wood 84 x 60 x 6 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Tablet/Flare 2023 acrylic, gouache, composite render, extruded polystyrene, wood 82 x 60 x 6 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Tablet/Patch 2023 acrylic, gouache, composite render, extruded polystyrene, wood 84 x 60 x 6 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Tablet/Passage 2023 acrylic, composite render, extruded polystyrene, wood 85 x 60 x 6 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Lustre 10 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 9 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 8 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 7 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 6 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 5 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 4 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 3 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 2 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 1 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Daylight 17 2021 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 77 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 16 2021 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 121 x 84 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Corner/Rhythm 2017 acrylic, oil stick and fabric on canvas 122.5 x 92 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Window/Relief 2017 acrylic, oil stick and fabric on canvas 122.5 x 92 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Museum 2016 oil on canvas 117 x 92 cm
Mason Kimber Daylight 15 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene and wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 14 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene and wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 13 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene and wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 12 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene and wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 8 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 7 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 6 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 5 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 4 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 3 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 2 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Daylight 1 2020 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, adhesive, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 9 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 60 x 44 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 8 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 7 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 6 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 5 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 4 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 3 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 2 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Afternoon 1 2019 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood 76 x 60 x 3 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Concrete/Swing 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 66 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Relic/Replay 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 66 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Pavement/Pastel 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Corner/Drift 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm
Mason Kimber Porta/Pivot 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Coral/Cascade (Aqua) 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Cornice/Contour (Sapphire) 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Particle/Sway 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Amber/Shadow 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber Ivory/Slide 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm Sold
Mason Kimber window/gesture 2017 acrylic, oil stick and gypsum cement on wood panel 79 x 59 cm
Mason Kimber corner/echo 2017 acrylic, oil stick and gypsum cement on wood panel 79 x 59 cm
Mason Kimber Lustre 10 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 9 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 8 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 7 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 5 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 4 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 3 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Lustre 2 2022 acrylic, sand, lime plaster, gypsum, resin, extruded polystyrene, wood 125 x 90 x 4 cm $8,000.00
Mason Kimber Museum 2016 oil on canvas 117 x 92 cm
Mason Kimber Corner/Drift 2018 acrylic, resin, synthetic polymer, gypsum and glass fibre on plywood 65 x 44.7 cm
Mason Kimber window/gesture 2017 acrylic, oil stick and gypsum cement on wood panel 79 x 59 cm
Mason Kimber corner/echo 2017 acrylic, oil stick and gypsum cement on wood panel 79 x 59 cm