Lot 67 - Katherine Benson - A Big Fat Cat Called Jessie
Watercolour on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Katherine Benson graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2021 with an MA in Fine Art. She now splits her time between painting at her home in Hertfordshire and working in London. She is represented by ArtPistol Gallery in Glasgow, BirdsNest Gallery in Edinburgh and New Blood Art online.
The University of Edinburgh
Best of Scottish Art Schools Graduate Show 2021 at ArtPistol Gallery
Aberdeen Art Fair 2022 with BirdsNest Gallery
Featured on Grayson Perry's Art Club
Featured in 'Artists Responding To' Magazine
ArtPistol Gallery, BirdsNest Gallery and NewBloodArt Online
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My practice focuses on the representation of the female form and the relationship between women and the domestic sphere. My small-scale compositions offer a glimpse into everyday moments of domestic life and aims to highlight the emotionality of daily simple tasks. Within these settings, I provide a safe space for my female figures, in which they can exist without a hypercritical gaze - and are often accompanied by a feline friend. In this way, my work can be read overall as a love letter to women – the women I have grown up with, the women artists I have admired, and the female relationships that have been so important to me.
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