Kit King & Oda - "Not From Around Here" - resined oil painting on round birch panel. 61 x 61cm (24"x24")
Not From Around Here
Corey 'Oda' Popp and Kit King are a husband and wife oil painting duo, currently living and working in the French countryside of Curran, Ontario, Canada.
Kit King (born 1987 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) came from two artist parents and is currently living and working from her home studio in the French Canadian countryside of Curran, Ontario. King’s paintings are reflections of identity and intimacy. Using predominantly oil paint as a medium, she creates vulnerable figurative works and sensitive portraits. Executed through often large scale hyper-real renderings, King’s intent is to capture fleeting moments that evoke a deep sense of emotion. Though King has been creating since childhood, she only began exhibiting her works in 2014. Since, she has placed works in permanent collections, museums, and exhibited in art fairs and galleries worldwide.
Corey ‘Oda’ Popp, (born 1984 in South Carolina), recounts wanting to be an artist since early childhood, where he spent his time divided between Nevada with his father, where he would go on walks in the desert in search of petrified wood, and Alabama with his mother, who gave Oda his first microscope. Oda’s paintings are reflections of those early years looking through a microscope. With larger than life paintings that have an in-depth tangibility and executed through a high level of detail. His work truly marries his two passions; of the unearthed hidden beauty right under our feet, and contemporary art. The art of Oda can be found in museums, collections and exhibitions world wide, where he hopes to share his passion, and rekindle that childhood wonderment on a global scale.