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Kate Andrews

SETAREH is pleased to present Meet the Artist, an online series where you will get to know young talented artists and their work. An insight to their practice, connection to art and what inspires them. In this episode we present Kate Andrews.SETAREH is pleased to present Meet the Artist, an online series where you will get to know young talented artists and their work. An insight to their practice, connection to art and what inspires them. In this episode we present Kate Andrews.

Kate Andrews (b. 1992 in Toronto, Canada) studied at 'Concordia University' and at the 'University of Guelph' in Canada. From 2016 to 2020 she attended the 'Hochschule für Künste' in Bremen and graduated as a "Meisterschülerin" of Stephan Baumkötter. She had her last solo show at 'Westfälischer Kunstverein' in Münster, until April, 2021. This year she participated in the exhibition "Shunted Sculptures Fleeting Words" at the 'Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst' in Bremen and in "nuances" together with Daniel Schubert at SETAREH X.
Kate Andrews' sensitive images shift between concrete and ephemeral. Overlapping, merging and seemingly abraded colour fields meet sharp accentuating markings; dividing frames encounter fragmented structures. In addition to reminiscences of architecture and references to digital imagery, her nuanced paintings and drawings primarily convey moods and exceptional colour impressions. Again and again, allusive forms emerge, but without acquiring a fixed meaning. The painting »hoverbeam«, for example, could be derived from an architectural situation, perhaps from a window. But it remains a fleeting, unredeeming suggestion. The painting can be interpreted as an abstract pictorial space or as a gaze directed upward. This open and sometimes temporary character is an essential aspect of many works by the young Canadian artist.
revenant, 2021
Oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm
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mariner, 2021
Oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm
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What is the emotion moves you to a painting?
Kate Andrews: I think this draws on my last answer. It could be the desire to re-create one of these atmospheric environments that I’ve felt before, in the past or that I’m feeling at the moment. I feel that painting is the most effective way that I can do that. It’s the way that I reflect on places, times and perceptions of the past, or of the present. That’s the way that I think I can best work through something; by translating it into painting.
transit, 2021
Oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm
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What inspires you the most?
Kate Andrews: I think what inspires me the most to make work is the experience of travel and of being in different places; of moving around and experiencing different lifestyles, environments and having a kind of desire to try to preserve those various impressions. I think that is something that I express in my work, in that my work also attempts to convey certain auras and atmospheres. Being able to encounter different conditions and contextsthrough travel, through moving to Germany and being from Canada and having a strong sense of environmental attachment - that’s something that I feel very strongly, and is something that I try to bring into my work.
tenuity, 2021
Oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm
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Looking into the future - Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?
Kate Andrews: I think this draws on my last answer. It could be the desire to re-create one of these atmospheric environments that I’ve felt before, in the past or that I’m feeling at the moment. I feel that painting is the most effective way that I can do that. It’s the way that I reflect on places, times and perceptions of the past, or of the present. That’s the way that I think I can best work through something; by translating it into painting.
juniper, 2021
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm
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