Biro on paper
102cm x 88cm
Prints and original available
Joseph Wales Gallery
2 Dane Hill
9th December - 15th December 2019
'Schwarzwald' is an exhibition featuring five artists whose work takes us out of the realms of reality and into the imaginary.
Fairy tales and other worldliness run through the collection of works which metamorphose themes of landscape, animals and the human figure into psychological spaces, familiar yet not all at once.
Featuring: Corinna Spencer | Helen Bermingham | Kate Harrison | Kate Knight | Twinkle Troughton
Kate Knight works primarily with figurative imagery.
Within the drawn explorations of nature, Knight's concerns are upon the aesthetics of desire, sex and death. The work is 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 dark underbelly, presenting unease; as well as the guardianship of something sacred. This response is loaded with a sense of otherness, something beyond the ordinary; played out upon a dystopian landscape.
Knight currently works in biro as well as painting and sculpture. The use of biro on such a large scale is labour intensive; enabling very fine detail and presenting an etched like quality. Knight approaches drawing in much the same way as she paints. Her methodology is comprised of layering translucent colour upon colour, achieving a rich and vibrant depth to her penmanship as well as a painterly luminosity to her subject. For this reason she considers herself to be primarily a painter.
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 professor Mo Throp. She is a regular participant at London's prestigious Art Car Boot Fair. Knights studio is based in the heart of Folkestone’s creative quarter.
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
Facebook: Kate Knight Artist