Kate Bender is an oil painter whose work is informed by a fascination with colour, form, light and space; which is expressed in abstract sculptural forms.
Kate Bender’s oil paintings embody the representation of light, and the perception of and interplay between space and form. The works are an illusionistic depiction of imagined forms and spaces, visualising both physical and psychological spaces. Abstracted forms and spaces are constructed from multi-directional light sources, within which exists a harmony of colour, light and form.
Emphasising the uncertainty between the imagined and real, Bender’s works take the viewer into another world creating intimate spaces that invoke a sensorial and immersive experience; a visualisation of a poetic turn of phrase, an evocation of emotion, mood, and music expressed in paint and colour.