Installation view of the exhibition



Kate Dineen | Varma Beats
Mar – Apr 2001

Colour is a central theme of my work and important to the technique of Araash.  Arrash enables pigment to be built into its surface, so that colour becomes integral – dense solid matter with a depth and purity.

Drawing is an integral part of the process as well, however simple the image or mark made.  The image is beaten into the wet fresco ground, so working in this way the drawn image needs to be literally ‘constructed’.  This necessarily involves the elimination and paring down of details which are ephemeral or superfluous, the more minimal the image, the more crucial the drawing and definition of that shape becomes.

                                                                                              Kate Dineen