Melbourne based artist Kate Wallace seeks to observe, capture and translate aspects of contemporary living through the means of painting. As a realist painter, observing that which surrounds her has for long been a point of fascination.
Working within the realms of realism, Kate’s practice revolves around a desire to observe and capture the mundane happenings of contemporary living. This study of daily life manifests in the form of painting, intending to reflect and examine structures of the everyday and our subsequent relationship to them. Objects or places made banal in their ubiquity are subsequently drawn upon to focus on that which is often left unobserved.
This necessity to capture what is seen is largely driven by a desire to record and translate a familiar scene or time. Through scale, manipulation and detailed analysis of image, moments are relayed to the viewer in an attempt to elicit a kind of aesthetic to the commonplace. By focusing on unnoticed imagery, she intends to question our relationship to that which surrounds us- observing how we use, occupy and move throughout everyday environments.