I love these posts as they’re forcing me to look for things that you hopefully haven’t seen, and this way you’ll also get a peek into my inspirations.
Today, I present the art of Katherine Ace. I came upon her art through someone’s tumblr, which is always a nice way of discovering new artists.
Katherine Ace is a painter and most of her work is still life and figurative. She reminds me a bit of Frida Kahlo as she uses some similar imagery, but in a very different way. She is obviously inspired by art history as there are many well-known paintings referenced directly or indirectly in her work.
On her page, she writes: “I am interested in complex story telling using cultural myths and histories that reach back into our collective and personal pasts. Figures and still life figures evolve as open ended metaphors for concepts and environments that are themselves also metaphors, and therefore fold – like fabric, time, or paint – back in on themselves. Like a poem, a painting is a surface. The depth is in the surface (oddly). It sort of dawns on you – like the way one remembers a dream sometimes, in fragments that float up all through the day, assembling themselves oddly, disturbingly… ”
To check out more of her work, go here.