poëma – Kate Beck, Element kunst + ontwerp, Waalre, Netherlands

Kate Beck, Existere, 2010
Poured oil, metallic enamel & powdered graphite on linen
60 x 60 inches

September 25 – October 16, 2011

“I am interested in the pure aesthetic of line as an element of both color and substance, and its potential for expressing a wide range of thought and feeling. My drawings and paintings are created intuitively as a response to material placed within a defined space or shape: graphite on paper, paint on substrate. They are quiet, yet deliberate. Subtle gradients of soft and subdued tones evolve from a repeated resolution of line, allowing an essence of life within the austere confines of the structural surface. In this way, a tension is created which oscillates between formalistic geometry and existential space; an allusion of thought and consiousness, and the passage of time. This is my strcture; my vocabulary.”

-Kate Beck