Kate Mulholland

Region: West

Website: http://www.katemulholland.com

City / State: Houston, TX

 Every studio makes different paintings. The floors lend their texture, which I use to erode away canvases. I paint until I forget what is beneath the surface, similar to how earth is deposited beneath our feet. Layer by layer, I strip the strata down to expose new ground. The choices of colors are equal parts borrowed from digital photographs, memorization, previous trials, and responding to what is in front of me. I choose digitized shapes referencing things that have tenuous relationships with time, heat, and pressure (liquid, ice, vapor, smoke, wood, rock). I work the paintings over until they contain a specific type of fluidity and ambiguity that is frequently found in both the natural and digital worlds.