Kim Van Someren

On first glance Kim Van Someren’s output may not appear to fall within my remit. She doesn’t make paintings for a start. I am not, however, going to be constricted by my own title.
Van Someren’s works have much about them to admire. I like the labour, I like the quality of mark and I like the vehicle. Forts are evocative; they have interesting connotations.
The danger with charming work is that it can veer towards tweeness; fortunately Van Someren’s prints are forthright enough for this not to be an issue. Subject doesn’t eclipse the essential qualities of the pictures. They are robust and have a satisfying clarity.