New artworks by Kyle Skor are like a precocious child’s epic quest to chart the boroughs that connect the heart, city and wilderness. Full of delightful theories, tribal oddities and riddling texts, these labyrinths are like dossiers by an observant whizz kid, analyzing the routes and signifiers. We love the jotted down feel because they reveal a sense of emotional urgency. The continuous subplots make great metaphors for how wonderfully overwhelming life can be, how we try to express the inexplicable and render the chimerical. Kyle’s artworks will resonate with people who like both serious thinking and whimsical fun.
We all need help communicating the crevices of our deeper selves. Art is proof that no one and nothing is inherently ordinary, in our daily lives we’re simply used to self-censoring, playing it safe. These artworks are like a buzz to our ears, reminding us to be as fascinated, audacious and wacky as we once were. A token to revive the truly curious, childlike spirit we began with — they’re essential for when the world gets tough. They remind us to be unapologetically bold and loyal to ourselves.
It’s no doubt we live in a time of divisive political turmoil and relentless competition. Organisations are scrambling to adapt and our personal lives seem constantly in crisis mode. These artworks test our willingness — and our capacity — to accept change, and encourages us to focus on what is constant: learning, adapting and improving. Perhaps it’s not enough to appeal, emote or even rally for an alternative. Art reminds that we all have a responsibility to think about the upcoming transitions we cannot avoid, both on an individual level and collectively.