Back in the summer of 2017, Katie took a photograph that was a catalyst for a new body of work. Intrinsically linked to one idea, this collection was meant to explore all of their technical capabilities with different print mediums over three different surfaces.
This fusion of art and ideas was a true testament of Katie & Paul's extremely contrasting artistic styles. The results deserved far more than the confined borders of 55cm by 38cm piece of cotton rag; this collection demanded to be blown out of all proportions. They decided to split the collection into three parts. Like the points of a triangle, each part would be infinitely connected with its sister facets and of equal importance to the overall shape. These intrinsically connected yet startlingly individual chapters of our collection consist of an installation, three pieces on silk, and a paper edition of twenty-three.
“Is it a print?” is a question Katie & Paul get asked all the time. Whether it be a one off piece or a multiple edition, screen printing is the primary focus and substance of their work. The painting and drawing, careful colour consideration and screen set ups that they put into the preparation of the production of their work takes tremendous amount of precision, patience and passion. The collection has pushed their art into new territory which in turn caused uncertainty to haunt their actions during the setup of our screens. For example, working on the large installation alone took six months due to the lack of distinct outlines in the light and shadow of its composition.
The results of this body of work is simply stunning, incredibly tactile and bids for an in-person viewing to capture its full grandeur and beauty.