Mixing It Up: Allison Katz
Born in Canada and now living in London, Allison Katz is a painter who pushes the conventions and history of Western painting, to explore its relationship to questions of identity and expression.
The artist has four works in the current Hayward Gallery exhibition Mixing It Up: Painting Today; Slippy (2017), Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So Cock (2019), Adult Services (2019), and Interior View I, “William N. Copley“, Milan, 2016–17 (2021).
In this video interview Katz explains how, within these pieces, she has 'disrupted' her use of oil paint to bring an 'indivisible realism' to the works.
‘I want to continually remind the viewer that there is a consciousness to the surface; the surface itself contributes to how you perceive, receive and digest an image’