Catherine Roberts

Exhibition: 17 — 31 May 2022

In her latest exhibition, It is, but it isn’t, Catherine Roberts engages with form and contrast to create a body of paintings where rich and vibrant colours preside.

Working in mixed media on canvas to large-scale, Roberts approaches each painting with an acceptance of serendipity; areas of paint move unhindered and colours are given reign to compose themselves.  This practice allows for the full extension of Roberts’ media –  flowing acrylics in contrasting and harmonious vivid hues are freely applied to the textured surface by guiding hands, sensitive to the art of letting go within a greater vision and discipline.   
Roberts’ abstract works present a series of layered entanglements – symphonic silken billows mingling with potent and smoky wisps of colour offer a sense of alchemy and ethereal rhythm.  Naturalistic landforms are translated into surreal, dream-like sequences through the melodious composition of an energetic palette.  The result is a sublime scene of naturalistic abstraction, sparked into captivating depth through the application of a high-gloss resin, the artist’s final touch.

Catherine Roberts solo abstract landscape exhibition Auckland New Zealand