Overview

Her paintings gradually build on layers of warped imagery, developing relationships with each other over the length of their evolution. Using rich colours and textured brush strokes, she blends references to domestic comforts with menacing silhouettes. 

Kate Burling is a painter from South London whose work depicts human-like figures in spaces. Her paintings gradually build on layers of warped imagery, developing relationships with each other over the length of their evolution. Using rich colours and textured brush strokes, she blends references to domestic comforts with menacing silhouettes. 

 

Other recurring references are old family photographs, horn-like instruments, kitchen objects and life sketches of slumped figures. These accumulate in imagined scenes, largely concealed in shadow, with objects and figures fading in and out of familiarity.

Works
  • Kate Burling, BOX CONFERENCE, 2020
    Kate Burling
    BOX CONFERENCE, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    122 x 76 cm
  • Kate Burling, CAST OF A BUGLE, 2020
    Kate Burling
    CAST OF A BUGLE, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    25 x 20 cm
  • Kate Burling, ECLIPSE OF A DODGY LAMP, 2020
    Kate Burling
    ECLIPSE OF A DODGY LAMP, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    170 x 120 cm
  • Kate Burling, FIGURE WITH CAGE, 2020
    Kate Burling
    FIGURE WITH CAGE, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    60 x 50 cm
  • Kate Burling, FRAME 2, 2020
    Kate Burling
    FRAME 2, 2020
    Oil on paper
    29 x 21 cm
  • Kate Burling, HARP AND PAN, 2020
    Kate Burling
    HARP AND PAN, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
  • Kate Burling, HEAP, 2020
    Kate Burling
    HEAP, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
  • Kate Burling, HORN LESSON, 2020
    Kate Burling
    HORN LESSON, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    90 x 61 cm
  • Kate Burling, KITCHEN STUDY 1, 2020
    Kate Burling
    KITCHEN STUDY 1, 2020
    Oil on paper
    29 x 21 cm
  • Kate Burling, KITCHEN STUDY 2, 2020
    Kate Burling
    KITCHEN STUDY 2, 2020
    Oil on paper
    29 x 21 cm
  • Kate Burling, KITCHEN STUDY 4, 2020
    Kate Burling
    KITCHEN STUDY 4, 2020
    Collage, oil, ink on paper
    33.5 x 20 cm
  • Kate Burling, MAROON, 2020
    Kate Burling
    MAROON, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    101 x 76 cm
  • Kate Burling, ORB AND DRAPE, 2020
    Kate Burling
    ORB AND DRAPE, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    150 x 100 cm
  • Kate Burling, PORTRAIT WITH CRAVAT, 2020
    Kate Burling
    PORTRAIT WITH CRAVAT, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 20.5 cm
  • Kate Burling, PORTRAIT WITH FELT HAT, 2020
    Kate Burling
    PORTRAIT WITH FELT HAT, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    26 x 20,5 cm
  • Kate Burling, PORTRAIT WITH RED SHIRT, 2020
    Kate Burling
    PORTRAIT WITH RED SHIRT, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 30 cm
  • Kate Burling, PORTRAIT WITH STRAW HAT, 2020
    Kate Burling
    PORTRAIT WITH STRAW HAT, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    67 x 52 cm
  • Kate Burling, SKETCH FOR BOX CONFERENCE, 2020
    Kate Burling
    SKETCH FOR BOX CONFERENCE, 2020
    Pencil on paper
    29 x 21 cm
  • Kate Burling, STOMACH, 2020
    Kate Burling
    STOMACH, 2020
    Oil on paper
    21 x 29 cm
  • Kate Burling, TABLE OBJECTS, 2020
    Kate Burling
    TABLE OBJECTS, 2020
    Oil and wool thread on canvas
    100 x 100 cm
  • Kate Burling, THREE FIGURES AND ASHTRAY, 2020
    Kate Burling
    THREE FIGURES AND ASHTRAY, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    61 x 76 cm
  • Kate Burling, WAKEFUL SLUMP, 2020
    Kate Burling
    WAKEFUL SLUMP, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    80 x 80 cm
Press
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