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Playschool

Paintings by Kate McCarthy

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Artist statement

I do what I do for the sensation of the finished product. I’ve watched so many children’s shows lately that I’m seeing elements of them everywhere- I’m reminded of my childhood through my own children and I’m attempting to capture that in my works. While I used to labour over paintings, I now throw colours and shapes straight onto the canvas, allowing them to trigger something within the audience.

 

Image: From the Playschool series, 2009 - Kate McCarthy
Photograph: Courtesy of the artist