kim pieters studio

(because desire is a constellation)

GutaiManifesto, ArtePovera, GillesDeleuze esp’cinema2: the time image’ & the L’Abécédaire with Claire Parnet & the great lectures on Spinoza & Leibniz.  Complexsystems. postStructuralism   AntoniTàpies, JoanMiró, CyTwombly, Jean-François Lyotard esp ‘discourse figure’, ‘A Gesture of Colour’ & his idea of the differend. Spinoza, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, GiorgioAgamben esp ‘the coming community’ , ‘man without content’ & The Archaeololgy of Commandment 2011 egs lectures. LuceIrigaray esp ‘Speculum of the other Woman’. ElizabethGrosz, MargueriteDuras esp her films (India Song, Nathalia Granger, Destroy She Said.) AvitalRonell, JudithButler, esp european graduate school lectures. MauriceBlanchot. the nonHuman.Tony Simpson esp Te Riri Pakeha (the white mans anger), JamesBelich esp ‘the New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict’. Parrhesia. PaulCelan esp ‘the meridian speech’, WallaceStevens oh la la everything, FernandoPessoa, Stéphane Mallarmé, WalterBenjamin. Satori.RolandBarthes esp the essays ‘multa sed multum’ & ‘from work to text’. Haecceity. RobertSapolsky esp theStandfordUniversity lectures 21:chaos&reductionism& 22: Emergence&ComplexityFred Williams the australian artist. Charline Von Heyl, Joanne Greenbaum, NonRepresentationalpainting. Abstract painting. FrancesHodgkins only the late works. Matisse….etc etc….you get the ideaOR if you do not….no worry …do the google thing if you want. read a few sentences…or even a dictionary. or a library. or ask a friend. &WELCOME.










some CONTEXTUAL notes






(late2019/early2020) i made the decision to predominantly present my arts practice online.  here, within this —kimpietersstudio—website.  no doubt there will be the odd  ‘in the real’  exhibition but generally everything regarding my practice will be found here.

i have discovered in the last few years that the website is most conducive to my making practice and its public release.  it allows me an ongoing archive of the work itself, miles of contextual comment in the overviews section & i am able to share this perpetually, more democratically and more completely than is the case with the more usual ‘in the real’ exhibition.

i will be presenting a few online exhibitions a year enabling the work to be available for sale.. a painting exhibition around august/september and a drawing exhibition around mid to late november.  if you would like notice of these events and are not yet signed into this site.  you can do so here.

the first online exhibition, ‘the guitar lesson’ was released on the 19thAugust2020. find it’s main page here  . click on the large images to find dedicated pages to each painting. & you will find downloadable catalogue pdf’s here. enjoy.

regarding sales i have deputised a small group of people whom will be able to answer via email any enquiries. these people are all artist colleagues and much more able than i to deal with these transactions.

Fiona Johnstone    
Campbell Walker   
Justin Spiers            

their contacts will also be found at the lower edge of the online exhibition pages with pricing details of works available for sale. these people will be able to discuss the work in their own way, the sale terms and make the necessary arrangements as happily and efficiently for you as we can make possible.



for any other enquires
regarding the practice
you are most welcome
to contact me via email.

Kim Pieters
Harbour Studio, Dunedin,
Aotearoa, New Zealand
South Pacific




housekeeping aids



best experience of this site will be in a low light environment  BECAUSE
the colours will be richer & the texts will be clear.  (video will also be most
grand) if stuck in bright light; zoom in for text.

always remember to SCROLL DOWN & up too!.  the hand will
indicate a link (as is usual) and wooosh you somewhere,
the arrow will NOT .   

this site will be most full on a desktop of some sort,  mobile will give
you something but perhaps not very much.      sorry about that.
(i will improve mobile experience as time goes on)   meanwhile
find a desktop!    

zoom in to enlarge images.    > they will get quite large before breaking up i hope.
perhaps be a little soft also.  but so you will get an idea. an idea will be got

completions and additions in the pipeline…    & of course we will load various
archives &  current work that is released from the studio as we go along.

anyway we begin here, adjust and build more as the thing moves on.  we intend to
consider this site a 
continuous project, so check in for changes every now and
again….meanwhile enjoy