Photograph by Dolly Brown

Having undergone a classical training, Kate looks at the contemporary languages of paint with reference to the historical. Her work remains largely abstract as to encourage the experience of paint as paint, as oppose to its imitation of something else. Yet through the use of a historical structure she contradicts this very abstraction, as she references a large archive of imagery. In the adaption of the historical and the contemporary, the paintings become a kind of conglomerate, a contemporary fossil that belongs to no specific time.


Kate has studied at Central Saint Martins, The Florence Academy of Art and City of Guilds of London Art School. She teaches at The Art Academy and City & Guilds of London Art School.

 © 2019 Kate Dunn

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