Kim Reyes

Kim knocks me out.  There are few artists that really have a visceral impact on me like her work does.  The first time I experienced this physical reaction to art work was with Rosemary Covey.  It could boil down to the shock of seeing an artist that really understands pain.  This really allows them to create incredibly personal work that allows you to see inside their heads, or maybe even their spirits.  Again, if you don’t own work by Kim Reyes, you should.  She’s quite serious about what she does,  buy her work before we can’t afford it!

She creates wonderful sculptures out of ceramics.  Included in this post is a large image of the whole series and a few detail shots.  They are for sale individually.  

Kim Reyes Imperfect Series

Title: Imperfect
Price:  $3000 for the collection; $300 each individual bust
Dimensions:  15 pieces hung together is 42″ x 44″.
Each individual piece is about 12″ x 5″ x 3″. 

Imperfect Detail 1
Detail 1


Imperfect Detail 2
Detail 2


In many ways I feel my journey as an artist has just begun even though as a child I was always creating.  

 Growing up in Europe exposed me to such creative and diverse designs, people and experiences which have had a strong influence in my artistic development.  I learned the basics of ceramics in my late twenties from my mother and father, both accomplished potters.  Later I enhanced my techniques by studying at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of the Arts and Crafts.  I am drawn to dark and emotionally charged figurative sculpture and often use elements from nature in my pieces.

Each bust is hand-sculpted from stoneware, fired once, broken into pieces and then pit-fired for smoke markings. The pieces are then re-assembled, and embellished with gold oil paint, gold leafing and mixed media.

A series of 15 Ceramic/Mixed Media Wallpieces that contemplate varied physical and emotional imperfections in humanity. Some of the imperfections are obvious, some implied and therefore each piece is not individually titled to leave an impression in the viewer’s mind. “Imperfect” is not meant to be judged as good or bad, rather indifferent. We all have imperfections, some seen, some unseen, some imagined, some real.

Please contact us if you would like to purchase one of these great works of art.