Through this technical approach, the works are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. Made in the belief that each color’s sole responsibility is to heighten the visual impact of the others, the works are rooted in the same principles: the tension that builds up and releases. The tension comes from the placement or movement of forms in a composition. The structures of rhythm are assembled and then interrupted by a shape positioned nearby. Spatial tensions rise through shifts in chromatic temperature, the push and pull of colors that approach and recede depending on their relative tones.
Both economical and deeply sensual, King’s works contain a timeless language. Through the deceptively simple means of painting – color, surface, and form – the artist physically challenges emotional and linguistic boundaries and definitions, that remain accessible on both personal and universal levels.