Ky’s arrangements of blocks and lines are proof that abstract art does not live far off from the everyday world. Although filtered down to bold lines or planes of color, you can see glimpses of objects like bridges, flowers, and horizons - while geometric, they resist neatly folding into a linear perspective. It’s the kind of abstraction that can bleed out into the world to let you see new details and angles from things you overlooked.
Ky Anderson’s geometric, abstract paintings are in fact referential of quotidian subjects. Anderson firmly believes that her “imagery is descriptive of the world around us,” particularly in that it conveys a sense of distance. Her compositions frequently feature flat forms, limited palettes, and abstract lines that allude to the horizon. Anderson usually works on a group of paintings incrementally at the same time, which is why suites of paintings often have similar colors. Other times, she begins a work and sets it aside, returning to and reworking it slowly over the course of years. Anderson does not think of a narrative before starting a work, but instead lets them appear as they are completed.