A selection of paintings by New Jersey-born, Los Angeles-based artist, curator, and writer Katie Hector. Hector’s studio practice revolves around a series of process-based paintings that layer dye and bleach to create portrait-likenesses that explores ideas of loss, grief, intimacy, and longing in response to isolation and dissociation:
“Painting with bleach and dye instead of, let’s say acrylic or traditional mediums, allows me to have a direct conversation with the canvas itself. Within each painting, I am testing the limits of the fibers and the canvas’s ability to retain or let go of pigment. Thus the memory of the surface produces the final after image; an impression of personhood, an uncanny portrait.”
Check out more of Hector’s work below! All images courtesy of the artist.