Kathryn Campbell Dodd
Chris Andrews (On behalf of)
My practice encompasses a range of media including painting, drawing and video. My recent paintings focus on the organisation of colour. In particular with references to creating visual spectra that illustrate the colour-blind spectrum.
Uniting my practice is a desire to study the world, whether from a personal perspective as seen in the paintings or with the more socially-orientated video work, which focuses on pseudo-science experiments on the public. In addition to the faux sciences I have been drawn to philosophical, scientific and aesthetic systems, which attempt to describe the cosmos or model reality. These include the history of composition and its origins within Pythagorean and Euclidian geometry, the study of perspective from a philosophical, physiological and historical view point and a burgeoning interest in Empiricist philosophy.
My influences range from early still life painters such as Cotan and Zurburan, through to contemporary painters such as Euan Uglow, David Schnell and scientists such as Semir Zeki.
Alongside this is a well developed knowledge of Western art history, in particular the history of painting and still life painting, but also across the whole spectrum of the visual arts. As a counter balance to the studio work I have worked on international art exhibitions with G39, run arts lessons for children and adults, organised exhibitions for my contemporaries and worked as a courier and gallery technician.