Artist Kate Knight, These Fragile Things. Shining the spotlight on endangered species, Knight draws our attention to the fragility of our planet.
Marmite Art prize runner up Kate Knight’s artwork showcases the beauty of endangered animals in all their gold leafed glory.
Working across large-scale watercolours and biro drawings, Knight lavishes exquisite details on an American kestrel, a Brown billed Sicklebill and a queen bee to name a few. Knight is heavily influenced by the history of the baroque and rococo art movements, that she layers onto modern issues such as climate change and the animals that are endangered as a result. Knight has brought forward associations with prosperity and mirth from the Baroque period to alleviate these forgotten animals.
The details of deep reds and gold nod towards fertility and a new life for previously vilified aspects of nature and parts of the natural world that have been swept into the endangered animals list. Knight explains “nature plays a predominant role in this exhibition and I could not turn a blind eye to the climate change we are continuing to experience at such a rapid pace and the consequences.”
Exhibition runs from March the 3rd to the 26th 2016.
Curious Duke Gallery 173 Whitecross London EC1Y 8JT
Article: Christopher George