Lot 372 - Kate Dunn - Baby's on Fire
Spray Paint and Oil Bar on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
Kate Dunn makes work pulling on themes of renaissance, rave, light and sacred space, to create varying environments of worship. Since 2018 she has used structures reminiscent of the altar to discuss the internal archive one experiences when faced with such a shape. Recently she moved into multi-sensory experience as a means to address her concern with the potential to be passive in the age of information overload. Kate uses sight-specific installation and UV reactive materials to manipulate the display of her paintings and create a confrontation with the viewer.
In June 2021 she has a solo show, THE TABERNACLE at TJ Boulting and a two-person show, FUGUE with Robert Cooper at The Tub, London.
Kate Dunn (Edgware, UK, 1993) is a London based artist.
She has studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, The Florence Academy of Art and City & Guilds of London Art School, where she is now a tutor.
2021 THE TABERNACLE, welcome to pharmakon (solo), TJ Boulting, UK
2021 FUGUE: Robert Cooper x Kate Dunn, The Tub, UK
2020 SKIN OF LIGHT (solo), SET Alscot Rd, UK
2020 when shit hits the fan, GUTS Gallery, Online
2020 The House We Built, London, UK
2019 The Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, UK
2019 Seen or Seeing, Bethnal Green Railway Arches, UK
2018 Contemporary British Painting Prize, Huddersfield Art Gallery, & Menier Gallery, UK
2018 Great Women Artists x Palazzo Monti Residency, Italy
2018 MA Fine Art Show, City and Guilds of London Art School, UK
2018 Interim, City and Guilds of London Art School, UK
2017 The Great Women Artists Exhibition, Mother London, UK
2017 The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, UK
2016 The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, UKN/A
About the Postcards
Through drawing I have been looking into the aesthetics of digital intimacy and digital touch over the past year. What does it feel like to exist intimately in a digital state, how do colour and expression equate through such a medium, and what does this look like when returned to the physicality of the studio.
The colours steal from the oversaturation of the screen. The marks imitate those left by our fingers after a session of scrolling. The works question how relationships manifest spatially in this realm; how close or communicative can we be within the formally constructed programs of the digital age. When plugged in how do we burst, scream, hum or do we simply sit static.
The works draw their titles from the music listened to around the time of making; they are a continuation of the conversation that began during the creation of FUGUE, a two-person show opening in June with Robert Cooper at The Tub, London.