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NEW SENSATIONS: A CHANNEL 4 PRIZE FOR SAATCHI ONLINE 2010 UK GRADUATES

 
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Katie Sims
(27 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Ludlow, Shropshire)
University College Falmouth

Graduated from BA(Hons) Fine Art, July 2010. The creative act of unfolding is integral to my practice. Referencing works by Mantegna and Poussin, I deconstruct their austere wholeness to an organic fluidity, hinting at their compositional structure yet maintaining their deep sense of space. Some paintings provide the backdrop for prismatic, nonsensical forms to disrupt the surface, and continue a series of spatial tussles. The discordant languages are forced into dialogue, thus provoking a sustained level of visual enquiry and, as we stand before the painting, panning its plane, the emphasis accordingly shifts to the act of looking itself.
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Work of art I would like to make

Should I progress in my application for 4 New Sensations, I intend making a new series of paintings expanding on the ideas of deconstruction and discord. The paintings will appear both strange and familiar at the same time. By cultivating the paintings’ origins, the deep sense of space forms the underpinning for my enquiry regarding spatial juxtaposition. I aim to aggravate a logical reading of this sense of space and, through its ambiguity, slow down that process of interpretation. Through sustained viewing, certain elements of the paintings reveal themselves - they emerge at staggered time intervals.
My Artworks (6)
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