KATHERINE CLEAVE studied at Winchester School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College, specialising in Painting. She uses a variety of styles to explore our perception of identity and our experiences as an individual within society. The medium of collage has provided a wonderful outlet to subvert the context of a known image and recast the central character against a backdrop of visual poetry.
The stretched skin of the canvas literally becomes a stage for characters to adopt a painted mask, the wax-like seal of the enamel paint offers another skin-like mask to apply a taut emotion. Some of her characters are pantomime dames or mime artists, creating a wonderful parody of human emotions with which to underline the increasing lack of reality between what we feel and what we project.
Recurring themes such as the creation and appraisal of art; the individual within society; time; the fragility of health; death and masquerade are all prevalent in both her artwork and poetry.
"Creating a piece is like giving an inanimate object power. I feel that a piece is finished when it has taken on a life form on its own. It has its own presence, it no longer needs me."
Katherine has exhibited in Belgium, Germany and London, the most recent being Rose House, Barnes.
Sarah (Pretty in Pink)
Giselle (Woman in Red)
Julian (Mime Artist)
Camden & Westminster Council - Whitfield St., London
Translation Company - Antwerp, Belgium
Stef Camil Karlens, Singer (DEUS / MOONDOG JNR)
Joint Show with Spike McClarity - Barnes SW13
Art & Design project & Annual Exhibition Curator
- London SW7
THE CULTURE -
Designed Multimedia Project for the ICA - The Mall, London
AA PROPERTY SERVICES
- Mr.A.Atta (Dir.)
Solo show - Finchley, London NW2
SOCIETY - Mr.S.Morag (Dir.)
Designed & Programmed Director movie for stage backdrop for 3 annual performances
at Edinburgh Festival.
SANS WALK GALLERY
Multimedia Show - London EC1
- Mr.S.Roper (Dir.)
Digital / Electronic Arts Project
- London WC1
- 5 Performance Artists
Multimedia Production based on interdisciplinary hybrid forms - London N1
Multimedia Event "Bazarre Curieux" - Nighttown, Rotterdam,
Solo Show - Paintings & Multimedia Projection
Albermarle Street, London W1
36 Artists using Painting, Performance and Installation
Wood Green, London N2
Solo show - Kings Cross, London WC1
TRAM DEPOT ART
Group show entitled "Twins" - London E5
THE SOUK - Mr.J.Lynn
Exhibited Collage Pieces for the chain in both Oxford
and High Wycombe
12 Artists, Painting & Mixed Media
Kings Cross, London WC1
Contemporary Arts Society Market - 10 Mixed Media Artists
Covent Garden, London WC2
Group show entitled "Humour" - Peckham, London SE5
- Ms.G.Sheridan (Curator)
Exhibited at 3 end of term shows - New Cross, London SE14