Ken Kiff: The Hill of Dreams

Ken Kiff, Woman in Sky, 1999, acrylic on board, 31 1/2 x 30 7/8 inches (courtesy
Ken Kiff, Woman in Sky, 1999, acrylic on board, 31 1/2 x 30 7/8 inches (courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art)

Janet McKenzie reviews Ken Kiff: The Hill of Dreams at Marlborough Fine Art, London, on view through April 17, 2015.

McKenzie writes: " ... [I]n 1988, Kiff’s exhibition at Fischer Fine Art in King Street, St James’s was my first experience of his work at firsthand; it was the exquisite colour he employed, the understated poetic human encounters with nature, and the wisdom expressed through dream-like images that resonate to this day. He struck me as a brave artist and a serious, well-informed man who, at times, produced hundreds of works on a single theme. Often reluctant to exhibit works because he was uncertain whether or not they were complete, the result is an abundance of superb work that remains available 14 years after his death, for Marlborough Fine Art to exhibit."