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Katherine Lubar Paintings
Katherine Lubar grew up in the United States and has been living in London since 1994. Her work is influenced by living in both countries and especially reflects the strong light in Dallas, where she spent most of her childhood. Having a degree in music as well as in art, her paintings often reflect aspects of music, although the main subject of her work is light and its description of space. Other important elements include a fascination with perspective and the double-sided coin of flatness and depth as well as investigating relationships between colours, using colour to signify our emotional response to light.
 
Education:
Postgraduate Diploma in Painting - 1999 City and Guilds of London Art School: BA in Music Theory with a Minor in Fine Art - 1993 Meadows School of Fine Arts at SMU: High School Diploma (Concentration: Visual Arts) - 1987Arts Magnet High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
 
Awards:
Shortlisted, Celeste Art Prize, 2007
About Vision Competition – Special Reserve, 2002
 
Selected Commissions/collections:
2003 2 private painting commissions
2002 Private painting commission
2001 Commission by Vodaphone to create screen graphic
2000 Private painting commission
1992 2 private painting commissions
 
Single Exhibitions:
2006
'Atmostpheric Perspectives, Broughton Gallery, Broughton, Scotland
2005
‘Positive/Negative’ Square One Gallery, London
‘Broken Space’ Signatures Gallery, London (solo)
2003
‘Illusions of Depth’ Off Broadway, Hackney, London
‘Let There Be Light’ St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
‘Katherine Lubar’ Lower Gallery, Lauderdale House, London
2002
‘Images of Light’ Stables Gallery, London
2000
‘Unchain My Art’, Sable Gallery, Edinburgh
1998
‘Work by Katherine Lubar’, The London Lighthouse, London
‘Shadows and Spaces’, The Stables Gallery, London
‘Forms and Colours’ The Drill Hall Arts Centre, London
 
Group Exhibitions:
2008
London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2007
Progression, Ferreira Projects, London
Happy Days, John Jones, London
Dorian Gray, Vegas Gallery, London
Peachy, Project Space, Great Western Studios, London
2006
Marmite Prize, Residence Gallery, London
‘Painting Show’ O Contemporary, Brighton
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
‘Six Select Artists’ Square One Gallery, London
2005
‘Celebration of Geometric Art’ MADI Museum, Dallas, USA (touring)
2004
Xmas Exhibition, Artist Eye, London
Inspired Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London Red Cross Charity Auction with Eyestorm, London
‘Celebration of Geometric Art’ Salon Borbonico de San Nicola la Strada, Naples (touring)
‘American MADI Artists' MADI Museum & Gallery, Dallas, USA
‘Colour: Art & Science’ Institute of Physics, London
2003
‘100 X 23’ JakGallery, Hoxton, London
‘Order and Chaos’ Institute of Physics, London
‘Mutiny at the Bargehouse’ Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2002
Mixed Opening Show, Circle Gallery, Edinburgh
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London
‘Art for Youth’ Mall Galleries, London
‘New Constructivists’ Cottons Atrium, London Bridge City, London
‘About Vision Showcase’ Gallery 14, London
‘Vauxhall Open 2002’ St Peter’s Church, London
‘Narrative London’ London Chamber of Commerce, London
The Art on Paper Fair, Royal College of Art, London
‘One Hundred Part 2’ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2001
‘Raw Canvas’ The Aldwych Tube, London
‘30 Finalists; Japanese and Western Contemporary Art Exhibition’ Global Café, London
‘Fresh Art’ Business Design Centre, London
‘Urban Perspectives’ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
‘Abstract Showcase’ The Art Attack Project, Hoxton, London
‘360º @ the Roundhouse’ Camden Roundhouse, London
2000
‘Westminster 2000’ Sheridan Russell Gallery, London
‘Images of Architecture’ ARC Gallery, London
‘Shadow to the First Light’ Brixton Art Gallery, London
‘Artists of Promise’ Will’s Art Warehouse, London
‘Recent Graduates’ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
1999
‘The October Showcase’ The Candid Gallery, London
‘New Work; Painting & Sculpture’ Mermaid Conference Centre, London
1998
Henley Arts Festival, Henley-upon-Thames
Gallery Launch, Artistic License, London
 
Artist's Statement:
My main interest is in light and the emotional, psychological and visual effects of its patterns on man-made structures such as buildings and interiors. I am also interested in the reverse of this: the shadow - which is the negative space of light. Light and shadow create a kind of geometry that I abstract to a certain extent, so as to focus on form rather than content. In addition, I like to play with elements of perspective, hovering between ideas of flatness and depth on the picture plane. Colour is another vital element to my work: each painting is a study in colour – investigating new colour combinations and the way different colours change each other depending on the colour(s) they are near. I also use colour to express light – sometimes using the brightness hierarchy of colours to delineate what would, in black and white, be light and shade, but also often playing with nontraditional uses of colour (for example, using cool colours to express light or using warm colours that 'come forward' for background spaces so as to compress the picture plane).
 
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