Katharina Davoudian is a Toronto-based artist and writer. Her art emphasizes texture and colour, which guide her creative process and define each piece’s atmosphere and story.
Up close, each painting is chaotic. By solely using palette knives, countless layers are applied to produce a thick, dimensional texture. This technique blurs the work’s lines, reducing one’s focus to its colours and textures. With distance, composition and structure become visible, which redefine the colours of the artwork.
At times, her creative process involves an emotional connection to her piece, where painting is used to draw upon her experiences. She aims to translate this into the audience’s experience, in which a piece can be felt in addition to being seen. To her, feeling and seeing an artwork adds a dimensional and poetic quality, an experience which her grandfather, Vasyl Hlynchak Sr., defined as poeticism.
Katharina’s digital illustrations engage bold colours with loose lines, experimenting with real and abstract subject matter.
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