KATE Tesch is a Seattle-based artist currently experimenting with the contrasting difference between two dimensional and three-dimensional painting techniques. With a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a background in ceramics and sculpture, she developed an interesting painting technique. Using gravity as an applicator, she builds up layers upon layers of paint drips, producing a face-melting array of texture and color that defy the traditional two-dimensional art form. The layers create paint volume so thick it wraps around the edges of the canvas creating a sculptural appearance. Her work has been sold and displayed throughout the country, and more regularly displayed in numerous galleries around her home in Seattle.
About the Aging Beauty series (artist’s statement):
This series of paintings deals with the universal human condition of aging. Inevitable and inescapable from the day we are born, we are all involuntarily awakened to the unstoppable passing of time. From expressions of wonder on a newborn's face to those sculpted into the face of an old man, the landmarks of the past and the expressions of the unknown future are remarkably displayed in our faces. From an infant to an octogenarian our expressions leave impressions... what is painted on your face?
About the Straight Drippin’ Series (artist’s statement):
“This series is about the relationship I have with the paint itself. It’s about not being pressured to paint a form or a figure, landscape or object but to allow the paint to do what any liquid does. There is something so beautiful about letting the paint drip splatter or splash that replicates other liquid forms of matter that we come across everyday. The series has been an exploration of taking the simplicity of a drip and turning it into a complex and intricate maze of color. The organic manner in which the paint falls is what is so beautiful to me.”