Bio - Yessy Kazali Kim lives in Marina Del Rey with her husband. Born in Java, Indonesia, she moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15 to attend high school. She started college majoring in Chemistry at Westmont College. Her artistic journey began when she took a beginning art class in the fall of her senior year. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Fine Arts one and a half years later.
After a 12 year break from art raising her family, she began taking art classes at The SBCC Adult Education Program. There she discovered a water-based monotype combining painting and printmaking processes using water-based inks.
She is primarily a printmaker and also works with mixed media and collage.
Statement - My paintings usually start with a color idea then I develop this idea into a series of pencil and collage sketches. These sketches evolve into composition in which color is usually the principal subject. I then draw the chosen compositions directly on several Plexiglas plates at the same time with water-based ink using foam rollers, foam brushes, and items to add ink on the plates. I also remove ink with swabs and alcohol. When everything is ready, I then print to paper using an etching press.
I focus on working innately learning from the piece through the basic process of creating. My recent work integrated multiple techniques, including monotype with multiple drops, chine colle and collagraph.