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Sharon Kitching

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  • Artist Statement

    Sharon Kitching studied photography at the National Art School back when it was known as East Sydney Tech, and randomly attends the sketch clubs at various pubs around Sydney’s inner west. She loves a well-made sketchbook and is generally prepared to draw, chat and drink simultaneously.

     

    Her paintings are often thematically concerned with the mysteries of Australian history - ghosts, death and the imprints the past makes on the present. Figures in her paintings are built up from progressive paint layers, revealing a history of the previous figures and paint layers beneath. A painting that is considered finished when the figure refuses to change. The work is largely figurative and reflects her interest in portraiture, and particularly in the gaze.  They play with the interaction between colour and the psychological aspects of portraiture, so often feature a palette of hyper high-key yellows or blues. You can follow her ongoing works in progress on tumblr at deepwarren.tumblr.com