Kasey Michael Child Artist Statement
Kasey Child is a photographer focusing on textural abstract art mastering in depreciated architecture and thought-provoking reflections. He is also the part owner of Fine Leaf, working as an art dealer representing contemporary artists. “As a photographer, one of the most influential experiences has been photographing our artists’ work for Fine Leaf. The thousands of paintings I’ve photographed has allowed me to study their composition, depth, and color. When photographing Trish Hurley, I study her texture. Jane Cooper’s artwork has been heavily influential to me as well due to her atmospheric, abstracted representations of nature, water, and landscapes. I find myself queueing up a shot, imagining a composition of her monotype in the cracks of concrete, or the texture of a wall.”
"Starting from a young age, Art was a part of everyday life for me. My mother is Joan Terese Hayes, an artist agent, watercolorist and a former gallery owner, running JT Art & Frame. Throughout my childhood in New Hampshire, I was exposed to her artwork as well as the artists she showcased. This strong influence of art has molded me and inspired me to create the art that I do today."
The vast majority of Kasey’s photographs are limited to being printed only one time, on heavyweight watercolor paper. Kasey also pursues documentary filmmaking in his free time and paints in acrylics, pen and ink, and watercolor.
Kasey studied entrepreneurial venture creation at the University of New Hampshire and studied fine art and creative writing at Champlain College. He currently resides in Burlington, VT where he maintains a studio.