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.
You’ll find few examples of Kate’s work below (click image for title and size)—note, we are currently building her shop, so please CONTACT US if you are interested in purchasing the art of Kate Tesch.
About the Drip 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.”