Katherine Hucker is a Miami-based British/Australian artist and a graduate of Byam School School of Art, London.
Her current body of work goes directly to the narrative of form, composition and colour. Selecting well known and important paintings from art history, Hucker appropriates the colour palette and reconstructs the work as a linear representation. The works of artists including De Kooning, Diebenkorn and Baselitzare translated, or simply transformed, into an entirely new construct.
Hucker examines the unique palette of each painting, mixing each colour with exactness. Fine lines are hand painted one after the other to create an entirely different composition. Whilst the form is rearranged, the proportion applied to each colour remains consistent with the original.
Hucker's line paintings relate to the concept of deconstruction as a way of finding new meanings and signals other than those delivered by traditional art historians or theorists.
“It’s both a meditative and an energetic experience for me. The repetition of painting each line and the concentration required often feels almost trancelike. The colours themselves are highly directive, they seem to tell me which one is to follow. I sometimes wonder if this experience may mirror that of the originating artist.”