Featured Artist of The Week: Kate Crumpler!
"There is so much potential in the unseen and my work is about making the unseen seen. The idea of unconditional love drives my work; the quest to understand states and emotions that are overlooked, acknowledge the beauty in the brokenness.
I like to exaggerate psychological states, explore and understand emotions deeply. I am inspired by encounters with people and the emotions they trigger in me becomes the material for my artwork, which is a mixture of sculpture, painting and performance.
My work is raw and physical because my longing is to make deep connections with people through my art. I chose materials that are tactile and invite the viewer to interact, engage with and touch the pieces. I choose materials with the aim of provoking the unconscious. So, I use materials as diverse as mud and wool.
When people look at my art, I hope they’ll be there in the moment, with me, just as viewers were when they experienced Louise Bourgeois ‘Towers’."
Artworks in order:
Everlasting Joy, 2021, Welded metal rods, willow, Perspex and organza, 160cm (H)x 125cm (W) x 150cm (D)
Looking For Home, Welded metal rods, willow, Perspex and organza, 137cm (H) x 145 (W) x 180 (D)
Interactive Sculpture: Threatening Figure 250(H) x 175 (W) x 180 (D). Shoes: 18 (H) x 22(W) x 45(D)