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Awe and Wonder - Original

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Kate Knight

Awe and Wonder - Original

Biro and colour pencil on paper. Hung with sculpted clay paper weights
Artwork size: 152 x 230 cm
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Kent-based artist Kate Knight is known for her provocative artworks, each one playful with a deliciously dark twist. Figurative imagery of birds, beasts and botany, belies an undercurrent of sex and death, mixing memory with desire, for an unforgettable contemporary aesthetic.



Part of the ‘Force of Nature’ series, which responds to the natural history collection housed at the Folkestone Museum, ‘Awe and Wonder’ depicts a magical forest scene, where black and white trees are hung with ruby-red apples, and an abundance of beasts - from bears to birds, wolves to wildcats - prowl in the undergrowth. Saturated with Biblical allusion, Knight’s allegorical print captures the wonder of the natural world with dream-like intensity.



Kent-based artist Kate Knight is known for her provocative artworks, each one playful with a deliciously dark twist. Figurative imagery of birds, beasts and botany, belies an undercurrent of sex and death, mixing memory with desire, for an unforgettable contemporary aesthetic.



Part of the ‘Force of Nature’ series, which responds to the natural history collection housed at the Folkestone Museum, ‘Awe and Wonder’ depicts a magical forest scene, where black and white trees are hung with ruby-red apples, and an abundance of beasts - from bears to birds, wolves to wildcats - prowl in the undergrowth. Saturated with Biblical allusion, Knight’s allegorical print captures the wonder of the natural world with dream-like intensity.




About The Artist - Kate Knight


Kate Knight works primarily with figurative imagery. Within the drawn explorations of nature, Knight's concerns are upon the aesthetics of desire, sex and death. The work is provocative, playful, harsh and tongue in cheek. The compositions establish a series of graphic signs, aiming to evoke a narrative whether epic or fleeting. The current developments juxtapose a dark underbelly, presenting unease; as well as the guardianship of something sacred. This response is loaded with a sense of otherness, something beyond the ordinary; played out upon a dystopian landscape.
Knight currently works in biro as well as painting and sculpture. The use of biro on such a large scale is labour intensive; enabling very fine detail and presenting an etched like quality. Knight approaches drawing in much the same way as she paints. Her methodology is comprised of layering translucent colour upon colour, achieving a rich and vibrant depth to her penmanship as well as a painterly luminosity to her subject. For this reason she considers herself to be primarily a painter.


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