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Kate Shepherd

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Wimbledon College of Art, 2011, fine art: painting



‘A whole history remains to be written, of spaces which at the same time would be the history of powers.’ Foucault.

Kate shepherds paintings are a reaction to the immediate urban environment and the ‘collective amnesia’ present in capitalism. Her work is concerned with the city and its patterns of control; formation and reformation and its effect upon memory.

The painting process creates tension between surface and image, perfection and imperfection, indecision and deliberation, abstraction and figuration. Her paintings have a strong sense of perspective and use line and layering to move the eye between invented and un-invented space. Confused visual order enable a different viewing of different elements of the work at various distances. With the introduction of each layer of oil, the paintings begin to form a history of their own. In the painting ‘White Palace’, she uses these oily layers of conflicting colours of paint to mimic the archaeological layers of the cityscape.

Recent Exhibits

Kate Shepherd participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2011 EXPOSURE 11 AWARD: Artist Talk
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Sep, 2011 EXPOSURE 11 Award
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
Exhibited with these artists
Kate Shepherd has Exhibited with these artists:

Jack Friswell Rebecca Turner
Exhibited at these venues
Kate Shepherd has Exhibited at these venues:

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
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