THE WORK OF KATHRYN CAMERON
Kathryn Cameron’s work explores the fragility of the mind, body and spirit using a variety of materials. Paper, canvas, wood, leather, metal and pure pigments are the sources for an organized world of poetry and sound. The work investigates the drama of light and the use of color through time, including both the eastern and the western cultures, where she explores its impact symbolically, psychologically and spiritually on the soul.
The paintings deal with the topic of the individual space. The space of the painting per se’ and the space of the painting absorbed into an environment. The use of the color through a process of pure pigments and other minerals and natural substances and the manipulation of the surface through the action of painting is always present, but the vehicles to obtain these changes are used in relation to the final result. Some spaces became emotional, some emotional states became spaces. The color is the great miracle that ties this together and help the surface through communication and deception.
She expresses herself by leaving visible marks, at times, made specifically with her hands, and at other times, more mechanically, using various tools. With each gesture, emerges two important elements of the human condition, the inquiry about identity and the need to leave traces of our existence. Through this process, space and form populate the space of the conscience. Along this path, she seeks to discover the authentic self, slowly removing reality to walk far into an infinite dream.
She is interested in the expression of emotion through the natural elements and special meanings of color. The interaction of these elements become the way to the interpretation and observation of the relationship between man and nature. This includes a slow and scientific process that leaves space for emotions, the emotions establish a light presence of poetry, and the poetry recalls echo of complexity and evokes pure images of a distant world. Nature is expressed through these colors, maintaining a harmony or an antagonism, and is organizing its system through a process of duality.
Her work is both the generator and the recipient of a silent energy that populates the space, in an organized system of tones and reverberation of sounds. All the little movements of the marks become the situations desired or an expectation to create a drama, the drama of the color, the drama of the sound and the drama of the light.
Kathryn Cameron is an American artist working and living in New York.