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Kate Linforth b. 1972 lives and works in Kent, UK. She graduated with First Class BA honours in Fine Art from the University of Kent in 2013.

 

Linforth is best known for her sculptural works which are made from a unique method she has devised by manipulating wax with other materials.  Harnessing the ancient Greek technique of ‘enkaustikos’ – literally meaning ‘to burn in’, layers upon layers of molten wax are painted within a gleaming split orb or onto hand shaped ply, and burnished with a blow torch. The result is a distinctive mottled landscape reminiscent of elemental forms of attrition. The metamorphic properties of wax appeals to Linforth’s enquiring nature. Through constant experimentation Linforth has discovered ways of manipulating her chosen medium to create forms that mirror those found in the natural world.  Where possible, local beeswax is used creating a perfume so irresistible that bees from nearby hives visit the studio. The most well-known encaustic paintings are the Fayum Mummy Portraits of the Greco-Egyptians.  Despite being over 2000 years old they exist today in museums withstanding the tests of time with minimal cracking and discolouration. The technique saw a resurgence in the 20th century at the hands of Jasper Johns, Diego Rivera and James Ensor.

 

Recent exhibitions include ‘Life.Death.Whatever’ Sutton House (National Trust), Hackney, London; SummerSalon, Martyrs Gallery, Lewes, Sussex; she was the winner of The Kent Creative Award for 3D Work.


 

Alice Black 2017 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Becoming and Dissolving, Alice Black Gallery, London, W1

Martyrs Summer Salon, Martyrs Gallery, Lewes, East Sussex

 

2016

Life.Death.Whatever.  Sutton House, Hackney, London. www.lifedeathwhatever.com 

 

2015   

Art In Action, Oxfordshire

'Soil' Whitstable, Kent

Rochester Cathedral, Kent

Upnor Castle, Kent

Nucleus Arts, Chatham

 

2014   

Grotto in the Park, Kent Cultural Baton at The Olympic Village, London, E20

The Cultural Coalition, London, WC2 

Assembly, The Horsebridge, Whitstable, Kent

Art14, London, W14

"Retain/Reclaim" Stour Valley Arts, Ashford, Kent

"Lupercalia" Hawkins and Blue at the Red Hand Gallery, London, N1

 

2013   

"One" UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate, Kent

The Wall of Beauty at the Scin Gallery, Old Street, London, EC1

"Handmade and Homegrown Heroes" at the Scin Gallery, Old Street, London, EC1

Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent

The Cork Street Open Exhibition, London, W1

The Galvanising Shop, Chatham Dockyard, Kent

 

2012   

"The Collective" West Bank Gallery, London, W2

"Cellular Conversa Microscopic Slides" Neurology Department Kings College Hospital, London

"Eleven" K College, Ashford

 

2011   

“Twelve” Middle Row, Ashford

Fine Art Exhibition, County Square, Ashford


 

Funded Projects

'Hive' A project funded by www.ideastest.co.uk in Swale and Medway (2015)

 

Residencies

2014/15           Resident Artist at Benenden School, Kent

2012                Fruiting Bodies at ROOM North Kent (www.roomnorthkent.wordpress.com)  

 

Workshops

2016                Ideas Test, 34 High Street, Sittingbourne, Kent

2015                HIVE @ Rochester Cathedral, Kent

                       HIVE @ Upnor Castle, Kent

                       HIVE @ Nucleus Arts, Chatham, Kent

                       Magna Carta, Rochester Cathedral, Ken

                                                
Projects in 2011

“Twelve” Middle Row, Ashford
County Square, Ashford – End of Year Show
 

Press

2015   

Kent Life Magazine


2012   

HESA Inprint 'Addiction' Issue

thedjlist.com

www.thisiskent.co.uk

'Twelve' Kent Messenger


2003   

Faversham Times


Education
BA Fine Art, University of Kent, 1st Class Honours


Collections
Private collections and commissions in the UK and overseas

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