Biro on paper
123cm x 88cm when hung with sculpted apple paper weights
102cm x 88cm paper size
Kent based artist 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 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; 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, 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 prestigous Art Car Boot Fair
Upcoming exhibitions 2018
50/50 The Crows Nest Gallery, London 1st August – 23rd August 2018
Port Eliot Festival with Art Car Boot Fair 26th – 30th July 2018
Curious Arts Festival with Art Car Boot Fair 20th – 22nd July 2018
Art Car Boot Fair, Granary Square, London 16th September 2018
Fivers 4 Artistic, dates to be announced, London
’Force of Nature’
Solo Exhibition based upon the natural history archive collection of the Folkestone Museum
27th May - 1st September 2018
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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