Katie Jurkiewicz

Joined Artfinder: June 2017

Artworks for sale: 32

(3)

United States

About Katie Jurkiewicz

 
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  • Biography
    I paint landscapes boldly and unapologetically.  My work is brightly colored, fluid and gestural (and generally, quite large). I paint directly on the floor in the manner of the action painters onto unprimed canvas, letting the natural texture of the fabric bleed into the painting. The work is left unstretched - a reminder that canvas is a fabric, with natural variations, edges and seams. 

    All my work begins with sketches of observed landscape. Life is stranger then fiction - I find that I need to keep my work grounded in the quirkiness of reality to keep it from becoming predictable. I then take my drawings from the field, usually black ink on paper, and translate them back in the studio in technicolor. I find this step is key- allowing me to interpret the spirit of the scene rather than dutifully reproducing it. 

    While I have created landscapes of all types in the past, currently I am most interested in interpreting the natural world and works about renewable energy & environmental causes. 

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  • Education

    2006 - 2008

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    2000 - 2004

    Trinity College

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Education

2006 - 2008

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2000 - 2004

Trinity College


There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

I paint landscapes boldly and unapologetically.  My work is brightly colored, fluid and gestural (and generally, quite large). I paint directly on the floor in the manner of the action painters onto unprimed canvas, letting the natural texture of the fabric bleed into the painting. The work is left unstretched - a reminder that canvas is a fabric, with natural variations, edges and seams. 

All my work begins with sketches of observed landscape. Life is stranger then fiction - I find that I need to keep my work grounded in the quirkiness of reality to keep it from becoming predictable. I then take my drawings from the field, usually black ink on paper, and translate them back in the studio in technicolor. I find this step is key- allowing me to interpret the spirit of the scene rather than dutifully reproducing it. 

While I have created landscapes of all types in the past, currently I am most interested in interpreting the natural world and works about renewable energy & environmental causes. 

 
 
 
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