Within my painting practice, I have developed a nuanced language of layering and paint mixing techniques, combining traditional mediums with industrial varnishes, enamels and sprays, which come together to create a sense of the alchemic. From spontaneous happenings in the flows of liquid paint emerges a shimmering and absorbing surface that blossoms into networks of graphic forms. Dynamic movements within the layers of composition suggest a simultaneous coming together and splitting apart of matter. Ambiguous shapes separate from the surface and move amongst each other; bacterial growth, chemical volatility, particle reactions within the microcosm of the painted surface.
Kate Livingstone graduated from Edinburgh College of Art
Title of chosen w: Toxic Corrosive and Inward Collapseork