Katrina Blannin is influenced by the Systems Group and Constructivism. Following certain self-created rules, she explores tonality and colour-play through variations (rotations, compressions, expansions) and repetitions of the same motif or “pattern”. Meticulously executed, her incisive works are harmonic in composition but excitingly dynamic.
Blannin lives and works in London. She studied at the Royal College of Art and is currently a PhD student at Worcester University. She has exhibited widely, including in the John Moores Painting Prize, and is co-editor of Turps Banana magazine.
“For me, symmetry and asymmetry are essential considerations …I am certainly looking for a way of working that will produce paintings that have a logical clarity, compositional and material interest … Working with a series of permutations, sequences or with mirror images, rather than a single image, can inspire ideas about movement - I think I would call it a kind of visual ‘dance’.”