Lot 347 - Kate Walters - Ms. (1)
Kate lives and works in west Cornwall. She works every day in her studio, after walking beside the sea.
Viewing Kate’s totemic figures, so delicately rendered in Rorschach-esque watercolour, for the first time, is as though peering into the very cycles of life and death. These paintings show both an abstract interest and material contact between the primordial and the universal -- a suggested communion with that same spirit who first cast images on those low-lit caves in Lascaux. Indeed, like them, it is not so much figure Kate’s works seek to represent: her preoccupation is rather with movement, with spirit and sensation, with being itself.
Foundation Byam Shaw; Fine Art Brighton University; post graduate studies at Falmouth University. Also studied classical shamanism with Chris Luttichau at Northern Drum.
RA summer show 2005; ACE awards 2004, 2007 and 2020; a-n awards to visit and write about Venice Biennale, and tour the Outer Hebrides researching and working; awards from Cultivator Cornwall and Creative Skills to research Shetland and Venice. Solo show Newlyn Art Gallery 2012, with support from Newlyn Art Gallery and the Juliet Gomperts Trust. Short-listed for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize in 2023 and Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2003 and 2008. Solo exhibition Tremenheere Gallery 2019. Solo exhibitions with Arusha Gallery in 2014, 2019, 2022 and forthcoming May 2024 (London).
Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, New York and London.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
I made these drawings as part of a long sequence of drawings I’m making in found and vintage books. They explore imagery I receive in dreams and from spiritual traditions which fascinate and inspire me. Everything I do and make is through the lens of my deeply felt bodily sensations.
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