Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Catherine Pickop has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Catherine Pickop is a Hong Kong-based artist. Catherine creates minimalist abstract art. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists of the gallery’s recent Solo Art Exhibition Series #8. The placement in this competition qualified her abstract art to be showcased in this feature.
Catherine’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 550+ News Outlets, Premium News Outlets (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox & NBC TV & Radio Sites and inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her Artist Showcase Feature in their various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Catherine’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Catherine Pickop was born in Hong Kong in 1983. Having brought up in an autocratic and conservative family, she has been constantly feeling insufficient and anxious throughout her life. She graduates from Business studies and hotel management and working hard for money for ten years.
The life of chasing money confuses her even more, she decided to give up her career and concentrate on seeking the meaning of life, freedom, and companionship. Art is the only substantive way for her to communicate with herself. Throughout the last 3 years of studying in Fine Art offered by RMIT, she finds that life has another meaning for her.
Catherine especially interested in how art can help to express internal emotions and rationalize inner thoughts. She started using coffee residue as a personal material in art making through a stream of consciousness as a tool to study herself. Catherine’s works are a visual reflection of her mind, the process of art-making is described how she sees the world, reconstructed than reappearing on paper in minimal abstract form. It is a spiritual evolution. She continues to use art to find internal peace and an appreciation of the beauty of imperfection.
The process of my art making is a description of how I observe the world, digest and reconstruct it. It is a self-communication and a visual representation of my mind and a journey of self-discovery.
This series of artworks began a year ago when I decided to use a coffee residue as a personal material in art-making as a tool to study my inner self. By exploring various types of art forms, ranging from sketching, painting, mark making, sculpture, and video I finally achieved a visual language which reflects my mind.
Through this series of works, I have found peace and stillness as well as an appreciation of the beauty of imperfection.
Repetition, stillness, and rhythm are essential elements in my work; they help me to create a moment of silence within me. Drawings circles for me is chasing the harmony of order and beauty. The gesture of rubbing coffee residue and color minerals on paper using my body temperature, skin and pressure of my fingers alone to control the tonal movement in color is for me an intimacy between my body, paper, and the medium. The sound, as well as the feeling, is therapeutic, meditative and liberating. Catherine’s website is https://catherinepickop.com