2014 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Katie RotmanMontreal Canada
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." -Mathematician Max Dehn My work is architecturally and spatially based. My concerns stem from a life of looking at where walls meet and staircases fall, simplifying into mathematical and spatial terms the character of physical spaces. I am interested in the intersections of planes in space, implied or physically present, and the visual effects that the overlaying of these planes can produce. I create drawings on paper, in space using string, and in the relief of constructed sculptures out of paper and wood, using light to highlight interactions of form and shape. I aim to hold the viewer's focus on a line, a corner, an intersection, or a shadow, a moment that shifts and changes as they move around the work. Most recently I have been concerned with playful tensions and relationships created by weight, pull, balance and gravity. Each piece is in dialogue within itself, with its surrounding peers as well as with the architectural space in which it is placed. Each work is just one iteration of an exploration. No one piece is conclusive, but all offer more inquiries, more opportunities, more insight into the complexities/nuances of space.