KATE CROOK


NEW WORKS

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JOSHUA TREE ETCHINGS


Joshua Tree 1

1

 

Joshua Tree 2

2

Joshua Tree 3

3

 

Joshua Tree 4

4

Joshua Tree 5

5

 
Joshua Tree 6

6

Joshua Tree 7

7



BENENDEN BOTANICAL



Spring

 

Summer

1

2

Autumn

 

Winter

3

4

Water Garden 1

 

Water Garden 2

5

6

Water Garden 3

 

Water Garden 4

7

8

Water Garden 5

 

Water Garden 6

9

10

Water Garden 7

 

Water Garden 8

11

12


Kate's exhibition at Benenden Girls School, May 2011.

Kate Crook - Benenden montage

 



ROCK POOL

Rock Pool 1

Rock Pool 1


POND LIFE

Pond Life 1

Pond Life 1

 

Pond Life 2

Pond Life 2

Pond Life 3

Pond Life 3

 

Pond Life 4

Pond Life 4

Pond Life 5

Pond Life 5


JEWELS ON MOSS ETCHINGS


Jewels On Moss 1

Jewels On Moss 1

 

Jewels On Moss 2

Jewels On Moss 2

Jewels On Moss 3

Jewels On Moss 3

 

Jewels On Moss 4

Jewels On Moss 4

Jewels On Moss 5

Jewels On Moss 5



DIAMOND ETCHINGS

Diamond 1

Diamond 1

 

Diamond 2

Diamond 2

Diamond 3

Diamond 3

 

Diamond 4

Diamond 4

Diamond 5

Diamond 5

 

Diamond 6

Diamond 6



BROOCH PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS


Brooch 1

Brooch 1

 

Brooch 2

Brooch 2

Brooch 3

Brooch 3

Brooch 4

Brooch 4



Erotic Series/Abstract Desire


The fragmented images in Abstract Desire and Erotic 2 (diptych) were copied and repositioned from the original woodblock prints by Hokusai ( 1760 to 1849 ) and Utamaro (1753 to 1806 ) who both produced erotic albums of Japanese courtesans, which were the subject and stimulus for a vast body of work from around 1680 for at least three hundred years. These were often bought by wealthy businessmen.

Abstract Desire 1a

Abstract Desire 1 Left

 

Abstract Desire 1b

Abstract Desire 1 Right

Abstract Desire 2a

Abstract Desire 2 Left

 

Abstract Desire 2b

Abstract Desire 2 Right

Abstract Desire 3a

Abstract Desire 3 Left

 

Abstract Desire 3b

Abstract Desire 3 Right

Abstract Desire 4

Abstract Desire 4

 

Abstract Desire 5

Abstract Desire 5

Erotic 1

Erotic 1

Erotic 2 Left

Erotic 2 Left

 

Erotic 2 Right

Erotic 2 Right

Erotic 3 Left

Erotic 3 Left
 
Erotic 3 Right

Erotic 3 Right


CANARY WHARF SERIES

Reflections 1

Reflections 1

Reflections 2

Reflections 2

Reflections 3

Reflections 3

 

Reflections 4

Reflections 4



CORNISH SERIES

Cornwall 1

Cornwall 1

 

Cornwall 2

Cornwall 2

Cornwall 3

Cornwall 3

 

Cornwall 4

Cornwall 4



FIGURES

Ruben's Massacre of the Innocents

Ruben's Massacre of the Innocents


A personal statement from Kate Crook

An important foundation to this recent work was an earlier charcoal drawing; a large format work using erasure to denote the figures in a version of 'Massacre of the Innocents by Rubens' (1611-12). Transcribing this work I borrowed images from 18th century Japanese woodblock prints by Hokusai and Utamaro. I drew these figures freehand and placed them on boards that had a highly finished smooth surface. The bodies were enveloped with fabric allowing the the limbs and body parts to be exposed, these transmuted into a kaleiderscope of abstracted patterns. The kitch pearlised pigment allows the figures to appear and dissappear, reflecting the clandestine nature of the subject.

My parallel body of work is a series of etchings inspired from large facetted rocks on the coast in Cornwall. The refracted light on the rocks created prisms of light and dark, which lead me to a fascination with cut glass and stones and the shapes within those facetted surfaces, suggesting constellations of stars and planets: Observing light moving over these exquisite details defines sensuality and the female erotic. In both of these bodies of work I have sought the abstacted patterns that appear when light plays on a surface.

 
BORN
22nd October 1954
EDUCATION:
2005-2007
Postgraduate Diploma in Painting, City & Guilds of London Art
School, London
1972-1976
BA in Visual Communication, Brighton Polytechnic (Brighton University)
1971-1972
Foundation Brighton Polytechnic (Brighton University)
1970-1971
Introductory Year Croydon College of Art
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2016
Society of Botanical Artists. London. (Group show)
2015
Rye Art Gallery. East Sussex. (Group show)
2015
West End House Gallery. Kent (Group show)
2015
Smallhythe Studio. Kent. (Group show)
2013
Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley (Solo exhibition)
2011
Benenden Girls School. Kent (Solo exhibition)
2010
Saffron Gallery. Battle. East Sussex (Group show)
2010
Battle Contemporary Art. Battle, East Sussex (Group show)
2010
Outside World Gallery. London (Group show)
2010
East Sussex Contemporary Art Fair. Rye, East Sussex
(Group show)
2010
Avery Contemporary Art. Kent (Group show)
2010
Affordable Art Fair. London (Group show)
2009
Rye Art Gallery. East Sussex (Group show)
2009
Shoreditch Town Hall, London (Group show)
2009
Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex (Group show)
2008
Kunstbehandlung,Munich (Group show-November)
2008
2008 Avert Contempory Art, Kent...(Group show- September)
2008
Kunstbehandlung Gallery,Munich(Group show - June)
2008
Avery Contemporary Art (Solo exhibition - February)
2007
The City & Guilds of London Art School Finals Show, London
(Group show)
2006
The City & Guilds of London Art School End of Year Show, Diorama Arts, London (Group show)
2006
George Smith, London (Solo exhibition)
2005
The Place, East Sussex (Solo exibition)
2004
Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex (Group show)
2003
Marle Place, Kent (Group show)
2002
Paperpoint, London (Solo exhibition)
2000
Headcorn Gallery, Kent (Solo exhibition)
1998
South East Open Studios, Kent (Group show)
1997
The Phoenix Gallery, Brighton (Group show)
1995
The Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition (Group show)
 

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