Kimbal’s painting practice stems from his background in participatory performance art and his fascination with maps. He is interested in abstraction as a form of storytelling, and the act of mark-making as a tool to tune-into and record embodied experiences. The result of an introspective and cathartic dialogue with the materials, his vibrant paintings capture the traces of journeys into imaginary worlds. He works with translucent mixtures of oil paint, varnish and acrylic to create densely layered, sensory-rich and absorbing compositions.
Kimbal holds a BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds and the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow (2008) and an MA in Performance and Theatre from Queen Mary University of London (2010). His work has been shown at performance events and art galleries in the UK and abroad.