Kathryn Haug (WA)

My practice revolves around the physicality of paint, and the manipulation of paint to make new versions of things from reality. I aim to make the paint very obvious in my work, so the texture and consistency is evident: the thickness, stickiness, drips, blobs, streaks, scratches. It is something that awakens the sensation of touch, and invites the hand to touch, despite painting being a ‘visual’ art.

I enjoy the balance between controlling the paint and allowing it to be just paint: making careful, descriptive marks in some places, while letting the paint drip, smear or run in other places. As a result my paintings often have representational elements as well as abstract elements.

My work also investigates the act of making a representation of something directly from life. When working from life, as opposed to working from a photo, the subject matter is constantly changing, if only by small degrees, in colour, position, light, mood, etc. The sun moves over the landscape, or the model grows tired and his posture changes. This requires me to make quick or concise observations: to obtain some kind of grasp on the information before me while it remains relatively the same. Working from life also allows me to get a better understanding of aspects of the subject, such as colour, shape, light, texture and mood. I prefer to work quickly and complete the painting in one sitting if possible so that the paint is wet the whole time I am working on it. I feel this unifies the surface of the painting and allows the material qualities of the paint to show more clearly.

I choose my subject matter mainly based on its potential to be made with paint: often it is the three dimensional shape and the colours that interest me, or some possible relationship that can be made between the object and paint. I also choose subjects based on a sense of familiarity or memory. This gives me another level of understanding about the subject which may allow for greater accuracy or suggest alternate ways in which it could be made with paint.

I enjoy the look, feel and manipulation of paint: I want the viewer to experience this too.

Kathryn Haug (WA)

Curriculum Vitae

Kathryn-Haug-CV-2018-pdf..pdf (331kB)

Exhibitions

'Expander - STILL LIFE' Wed 11 May - Sat 28 May 2022
'reincarnation' - Group Exhibition Tue 13 Mar - Fri 23 Mar 2018
'Unresolving' - Kathryn Haug Fri 25 Nov - Sat 17 Dec 2016
'Medley' - Group exhibition Wed 22 Jul - Wed 19 Aug 2015
'Parallel' - Kathryn Haug and Chloe Tupper Wed 19 Mar - Fri 11 Apr 2014
'Eclectica' - Group Exhibition Wed 28 Aug - Wed 18 Sep 2013
'Transmute'- Kathryn Haug Wed 25 Jul - Wed 15 Aug 2012
'Directors' Cut' - Group Exhibition Tue 06 Dec - Fri 16 Dec 2011
'Grasp'- Kathryn Haug Wed 09 Feb - Fri 25 Feb 2011
'cream 02' - Kathryn Haug Wed 25 Nov - Sun 13 Dec 2009

Artworks

KATHRYN HAUG - Blue Still Life KATHRYN HAUG - Blue Still Life
$1,900
KATHRYN HAUG - Glass & Spoon KATHRYN HAUG - Glass & Spoon
$950
KATHRYN HAUG - Tea Cup KATHRYN HAUG - Tea Cup
$950
KATHRYN HAUG - Three Pears KATHRYN HAUG - Three Pears
$1,100
KATHRYN HAUG - Cut KATHRYN HAUG - Cut
$1,200
KATHRYN HAUG - Extend KATHRYN HAUG - Extend
$1,700
KATHRYN HAUG - Behind the Fence (late afternoon) KATHRYN HAUG - Behind the Fence (late afternoon)
$950
KATHRYN HAUG - Clearing (afternoon) KATHRYN HAUG - Clearing (afternoon)
$1,500
KATHRYN HAUG - David Reading and Sleeping KATHRYN HAUG - David Reading and Sleeping
$1,100
KATHRYN HAUG - Fencelines (late afternoon) KATHRYN HAUG - Fencelines (late afternoon)
$1,500
KATHRYN HAUG - In the Rain (evening) KATHRYN HAUG - In the Rain (evening)
$950
KATHRYN HAUG - Looking East (stormy evening) KATHRYN HAUG - Looking East (stormy evening)
$950

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