Katrin Koskaru: Come to close quarters – The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner 2013

26 August 2014 - 30 August 2014

Press release

Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present the work of Katrin Koskaru, winner of The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize 2013.

The Valerie Beston Artistsí Trust was established in 2006 on the death of Miss Valerie
Beston, a former director of the gallery, to support artists at the beginning of their careers.
The charity is collaborating with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a
postgraduate student selected from the degree show. This comprises a studio for a year at  SPACE, a financial contribution towards materials, tutorial support generously provided by the RCA, and an exhibition at the end of the year. Catherine Lampert and Pilar Ordovas have kindly selected the winner of the prize.

Katrinís work has been influenced by the landscapes of Estonia and particularly its military architecture. These paintings are permeated by a strong sense of isolation and poetical feeling for the memories resonant within a place. More recently she has been looking at the natural marks of her surroundings and using these as the starting point for many layered abstract paintings. The six large paintings in the exhibition are based on grids and lines, a phenomenon particular to twentieth century art from Cubism to Malevich and Mondrian.

Katrinís recent work is characterised by a chain of reduction in colour and in representational guides. The lines and grids are recognised through repetitions and differences materialise between those repetitions. The works are all watercolour with very delicate washes and interactions of colour. Her mark making has become increasingly intuitive and autonomous.

 

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Press release

 

Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present the work of Katrin Koskaru, winner of The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize 2013.

The Valerie Beston Artistsí Trust was established in 2006 on the death of Miss Valerie
Beston, a former director of the gallery, to support artists at the beginning of their careers.
The charity is collaborating with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a
postgraduate student selected from the degree show. This comprises a studio for a year at  SPACE, a financial contribution towards materials, tutorial support generously provided by the RCA, and an exhibition at the end of the year. Catherine Lampert and Pilar Ordovas have kindly selected the winner of the prize.

Katrinís work has been influenced by the landscapes of Estonia and particularly its military architecture. These paintings are permeated by a strong sense of isolation and poetical feeling for the memories resonant within a place. More recently she has been looking at the natural marks of her surroundings and using these as the starting point for many layered abstract paintings. The six large paintings in the exhibition are based on grids and lines, a phenomenon particular to twentieth century art from Cubism to Malevich and Mondrian.

Katrinís recent work is characterised by a chain of reduction in colour and in representational guides. The lines and grids are recognised through repetitions and differences materialise between those repetitions. The works are all watercolour with very delicate washes and interactions of colour. Her mark making has become increasingly intuitive and autonomous.

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