Perth-born, Sydney-based artist Mason Kimber is interested in the idea of 'architectural memory'. With a focus on the materiality and character of built surfaces, his work combines painting, collage, fresco and wall-based installation to address an ambiguity between the abstracted space of painting and the architecture of the exhibition space that surrounds it.
Kimber completed a Master of Fine Art (Painting) at the National Art School, Sydney in 2013. The following year he was awarded the National Art School British School at Rome Residency in Italy, where he researched the spatial illusion found in fresco painting. He has presented a number of commissioned large-scale painted environments, most recently for NEW16 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne (2016). He is one of seven artists recently awared a one-year studio residency at Artspace in Sydney for 2017.