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Katie Watson

My practice pursues a disjointed discourse, translating methods of “do it yourself”assembly into painting, I visually describe movements and processes which are ubiquitous and universally understood. My work originates from an interest in entirely visual methods of communication, whereby linguistics are replaced with directional motifs. This vocabulary of forms includes arrows, dotted lines and speech bubbles.

Through the development of my own language of visual information,the constructed dialogues consist of fragments of pure, descriptive information, interrupted by areas of ambiguous, abstract shape. The paintings are essentially exercises in ‘gap filling’, as I provide only fragments of information. These elements take the form of visual descriptions of single specific properties, such as an outline, colour, or texture. This fragmented schematisation creates an interrupted logic in my work.