Original collage on paper, signed 2020
Size: Approx: 62 x 46 cm
Framed in a bespoke box frame: 77 x 62 x 4 cm deep
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British artist Kate Black creates work with an energetic, seemingly childlike aesthetic. Her work has been nominated for prestigious prizes including the Jerwood Drawing Prize and she exhibits internationally. With an ever-growing number of collectors around the world, Kate shows no sign of slowing down her prodigious output of creativity and ideas. These new collections form part of her recent catalogue exploring country life and have been commissioned exclusively by The Shop Floor Project.
Born in Walsall, an industrial town in the Black Country, Kate sites the history of the area as an enduring source of inspiration:
“I recall visiting The Black Country Living Museum from a young age and was instantly enthralled by the skills and crafts from the Industrial Age; rag-rugs, chain-making, life along ‘the cut’ (or canal), the workers’ cottages – it’s these places that act as a catalyst for ideas and inspiration when it comes to making artworks. Interiors of the cottages, the colours, structures, forms and shapes all inform the ingredients I use to make artworks, be it drawings, paintings, textiles or three-dimensional pieces.”
The new Prize Poultry collection includes an array of specimens inspired by market days in rural towns where people would bring to market their wares and showcase their animals.
Studying different breeds, with their kaleidoscopic feathers, patterns and markings, Kate has recreated these textures by painting pieces of reused paper in corresponding patterns. This collection of patterned papers are then cut and assembled into her very own pedigree of prize-winning poultry.