Artist Kevin McName-Tweed

Kevin McName-Tweed

California, 1984. Based in Iowa

Kevin McNamee-Tweed works primarily with ceramics and monotype. Using a variety of tools, images are drawn into the flattened clay, then fired and finally painted with glazes.
While the quality of line often echoes that of monotypes, the texture and physical presence of many ceramics introduces a dimensionality not achievable with work on paper, and brings out a visual language that extends from flat images to three-dimensionality.
The surface thus presents itself with a quality that is both raw and mediated, and to describe its process as painting or as etching could be a misclassification, although it enjoys the warm aesthetic character of print and the force of pictorial language.