Carefully assembled from strips of Chiyogami paper and Balsa wood, Tarka Kings’ Cut-Outs are her first wholly abstract body of work. With their thin, colourful, irregular lines, the papers are already drawings in their own right, and the Cut-Outs emerge from a dialogue between these forms and the artist’s intentions. The smallest intervention – a touch of red, or a shape shifted slightly to the right – has major implications for the overall effect of each work. This extreme sensitivity of the medium means that Kings proceeds by what she calls a series of ‘tiny decisions’.
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