Kate Groobey

Half Lord Of The Fishes

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Half Lord Of The Fishes
Kate Groobey
Half Lord Of The Fishes
2010
Oil on canvas
150 x 130 cm
In Half Lord Of The Fishes the fluidity of Groobey’s paint is at odds with the painful contortion of the figure, and makes the scene seem graceful and poetic, like a ballet. Groobey thinks of her work in relation to activities such as dance, gymnastics, and equestrian dressage, performance-based sports where the extremes of physical and mental discipline are evaluated on the subtleties of aesthetic presentation. Groobey considers her canvases as similar to arenas: competitive stages where her painterly action is pushed to maximum endurance and choreographed to seem flowing and effortless.

     
 


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