Katrina Bello

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Artist's Statement

My experience of places and memories of them inform my current work as a painter. Some of these places are beaches and marshes at the edge of cities, some are cellars in places lived and some are sites with half-built or half-demolished building structures. Because memories are always shifting, elusive and impermanent, my physical experience of new and current locations become my anchor to weigh into place and focus what I have seen and felt about a particular remembered corner, turf, or landscape. To counteract these fleeting memories, I depend on drawing and painting to simulate these physical encounters with places. The complex and varied tactile qualities of charcoal, graphite, pastel, oil paint and acrylic become physical environments themselves that can potentially bestow form and body to an otherwise immaterial thing or structure that inhabits the mind.