shortlisted for the Evening Standard Contemporary Painting
Prize in 2017 and in 2018 for the Wells Art Contemporary.
Deploying a flat, hard-edged application of paint, Katherine Lubar’s paintings investigate how shadows and light patterns behave within an architectural context. Colour is used to express the feeling of light, and to construct tension between positive and negative space, conveying the experience of shadows and light patterns as physical objects; while the flatness of the surface counteracts the illusion of depth, foregrounding the duality between the artificial and the real.
Light and shadows, refracted over the obstacles in their path, create evocative shapes that have their own character, individual from the objects that created them.
The sharpness of the delineation between sections conveys a desire to engage with the idea of certainty, even though, like light and shadow, this is both intangible and ephemeral.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, and based in London, Katherine Lubar obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma from City & Guilds, London. She has exhibited at The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in the US and in London at the Royal Academy, Vegas Gallery, Griffin Gallery, Arthouse1 and the Angus-Hughes Gallery. She was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Contemporary Painting Prize in 2017 and in 2018 for the Wells Art Contemporary.