10OX:XVI and XVII at Chinatown Soup
10OX:V and VI at Chinatown Soup
10OX:I, II, III and IV
Studios for IV, V and VI
10OX:VII, VIII and IX
10OX:I
10OX:II
10OX:III
10OX:IV
10OX:V
10OX:VI
10OX:VII
10OX:VIII
10OX:IX
10OX:X

10OX

Kimmy Quillin's 10OX (read: "ten ox") offers a modern visual interpretation of the Zen classic story Ten Bulls or Ten Ox Herding Pictures, which describes the path of enlightenment or the path of the bodhisattva. The installation becomes a walking meditation that reaches beyond its component paintings to guide the viewer along a path of transformation and transcendence. This theme is presented most palpably through color, wherein black-brown represents the bull-mind (ego/hero) of this ancient archetypal story, beginning with a call to adventure, apexing in revelation, and ending in the return to home.

 

Rather than use this narrative as a crutch, Quillin uses the story as an opportunity to present ten unique perspectives on the interplay of line and color, warmth and coolness, space and engagement. Within the context of this narrative, each canvas maintains its own precise balance and harmony through the use of dynamic geometric figures which at times sharply juxtapose one another, and at others, lean and accept. These figures compete for the viewer’s attention without becoming cluttered. The result is one of harmony that plays out in each canvas in subtly different ways.

CANVAS + PAPER

10OX:I
10OX:I

Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:II
10OX:II

SOLD Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:III
10OX:III

Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:IV
10OX:IV

Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:V
10OX:V

Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:VI
10OX:VI

Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:VII
10OX:VII

SOLD Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:VIII
10OX:VIII

Brass on canvas Dimensions variable 2018

10OX:IX
10OX:IX

SOLD Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:X
10OX:X

Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x24x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.5 x 25.3 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:VI
10OX:VI

SOLD Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x40x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.25 x 41.25 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:XVII
10OX:XVII

SOLD Acrylic on canvas Custom float-mount framed in pine 30x40x1.5 unframed artwork size 31.25 x 41.25 x 2.25 inches framed 2018

10OX:I (Study)
10OX:I (Study)

Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018

10OX:II (Study)
10OX:II (Study)

Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018

10OX:IV (Study)
10OX:IV (Study)

SOLD Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018

10OX:V (Study)
10OX:V (Study)

Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018

10OX:VI (Study)
10OX:VI (Study)

SOLD Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018

10OX:VII (Study)
10OX:VII (Study)

SOLD Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018

10OX:IX (Study)
10OX:IX (Study)

Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018

10OX:X (Study)
10OX:X (Study)

Acrylic on vellum surface paper 14x11 2018