2014 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Kathryn SpataYonkers NY USA
My work is craft-intensive, applying heavily textured acrylic paint on canvas to achieve the effect of sculpting with color. A color matrix serves to counterpoint texture, which combines varieties of material: acrylic paint; gold, silver and copper leaf; iron oxide; mica flakes; and, pumice. All my work conveys a spatial complexity. Each piece is made by carefully applying palette knifes loaded with color and texture, finished with a smooth, reflective gloss. The exuberant impressions of vitality, vibrancy and movement conveyed by my art reflect an innately positive world view.