Kate Livingstone

Website: http://www.katelivingstone.com

Email: katelivingstone@hotmail.co.uk

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Toxic Corrosive (120 x 180 cm) Oil, enamel and varnish on leatherette - £1800

Inward Collapse (120 x 180 cm) Oil, enamel and varnish on leatherette - £1800

Splitting (180 x 120 cm) Oil, enamel and varnish on leatherette - £1800

Implosion (80 x 100 cm) Oil, enamel and varnish on leatherette

Affinity (80 x 100 cm) Oil, enamel and varnish on leatherette

Meniscus (variable dimensions) Installation with painted leatherette


Statement

Within my painting practice I have developed a nuanced language of layering and paint mixing techniques, combining traditional mediums with industrial varnishes, enamels and sprays, which come together to create a sense of the alchemic. From spontaneous happenings in the flows of liquid paint, emerges a shimmering and absorbing surface that blossoms into networks of graphic forms. Dynamic movements within the layers of composition suggest a simultaneous coming together and splitting apart of matter. Ambiguous shapes separate from the surface and move amongst each other; bacterial growth, chemical volatility, particle reactions within the microcosm of the painted surface.

Biography

Originally from County Durham, I have been living and working in Edinburgh since 2007. I graduated with a BA Hons in Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011 and an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art in 2016. In 2016 I received the SSA Invited Graduate Award, the Barns-Graham Travel to Italy Award and was long-listed for the John Moores Painting Prize.

CV

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