Kate Bretts work explores a variety of themes. These pieces explore packaging and the element of surprise and pleasure one experiences when discovering something precious and beautiful inside.
The sculptural forms are a result of the lockdown and celebrate a period of growth and renewal. The pieces are only complete when the pins fill the holes. This symbiotic mutualistic relationship makes them whole. If the pins and bodies are separated neither make sense. When together they form a single body in conjunctive symbiosis. The physical size of the pins mean they can fit into any hole so the work can change and evolve by the exchange of pins.
Symbiotic relationships are everywhere and can represent infinite meanings depending on the viewer.
Kate left art college with a first class honours degree in three dimensional design. She then set up a studio in Old Street where she supplied various galleries within Europe and further afield. In 2001, she completed an MA in Fine Art and has been combining both disciplines ever since. Kate has been awarded residencies in Sydney, Japan and Berlin. She now works from a studio in South West London.