Image: In the Heat of the Night
Biro, ink, watercolour on paper
152cm x 195cm
Kent based artist Kate Knight works primarily with figurative imagery enabling an exploration of nature, whilst drawing upon the aesthetics of desire, sex and death. The works are provocative, playful, harsh and tongue in cheek. The compositions establish a series of graphic signs, aiming to evoke a narrative whether epic or fleeting. The current developments juxtapose a darker underbelly, presenting unease; as well as the guardianship of something sacred. This response is loaded with a sense of otherness, something beyond the ordinary. Her latest series ‘Outcast’ is devoted to some of the most mythical of creatures. Taking inspiration from factual, fairytale and folklore she springboards a unique personal dialogue with her subject. A repetition of symbols can be found within these works and hold reference to a wider spectrum of art history. She currently works in biro as well as painting and sculpture. The use of biro on such a large scale is labour intensive; however detail is not lost in the act of making. Like that of a picture book these murals imbue an etched like quality, she is a teller of visual narrative which can be engaged with personally and universally.
Knight studied her BA Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and design 2005. She was selected as the runner up for the Marmite Prize for Painting 2010 as well as being selected for ‘Artist of the Day’ Flowers Central on Cork Street 2010 by her professor Mo Throp. She is a regular participant at London's prestigous Art Car Boot Fair
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Stockists include the Wellcome Collection
Art on a Postcard Moniker Art Fair 2016
London Illustration Fair Oxo Tower Wharf 2016
Art Car Boot Fair 2017
Tabish Khan on Twitter: 'Striking painting/drawing' These Fragile Things, Curious Duke Gallery London
Dr. Maria Walsh: 'Knight's work is a feminine deconstruction of Francis Bacon' Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery selected by prof. Mo Throp London
Alexis Harding: 'Knight's work is like an overripe Baroque Beauty'
Sarah Stewart for Londonist: 'Knight's seemingly delicate and beautiful paintings belie a darker side' The Art of Curiosity, Curious Duke Gallery London
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