Kate Brinkworth

United Kingdom 1977


Kate Brinkworth
Kate Brinkworth
United Kingdom
February 8, 2015

What began as a simple curiosity in film – soon became a point of difference for Kate Brinkworth, a young British artist. Fascinated by the movies directed by or in the style of Hitchcock, and after a thorough examination of the film language, Brinkworth came up with a distinctive method of creating images. Many different ways of using camera angles and so-called point-of-view shots, directed this artist to experiment with differing degrees of focus and play with blurred areas, without falling into the trap of imitating a photography.

Brinkworth came up with a distinctive method of creating her images

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Kate Brinkworth – Cannery Row, 2014

From Narrative to Imagery

Brinkworth was born in 1977. Since forever, she has been captivated by the books she read and the stories she has been told. An artist inside of her began to show up very early, as she wrote tales of her own, inspired by her love for film and its imagery and narrative. Brinkworth attended the Nottingham Trent University in North England, where she graduated in 2000 with first class honors. Soon upon her graduation, she began exhibiting her work, fascinating both public and critics. Her first major solo show was held in 2001 at Britart Gallery, London.

The raw magnetism of the iconic images

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Kate Brinkworth – The Writer, 2014

Transforming the Photographic Imagery of Commercial Products

Brinkworth’s detailed and well-composed paintings and drawings offered a unique metamorphosis to the photographic imagery of commercial products. Her oil paintings seem to underline the advertising language, using the power of common mass products to create a certain paradox and send the message about the importance of originality and singularity in today’s world. When looked at, this young artist’s glossy and silky paintings almost pour out the raw magnetism of the iconic images she aims to represent. Drawn into the world of desire by her large-scale canvases, the viewer is decoding its vivid symbols of temptation, with ease and quite naturally.

Brinkworth is active in the field of design

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Kate Brinkworth – Chess, 2014

Seting up Scenes with Found Objects

Originally inspired by the film scenes, Kate Brinkworth engages her own ideas and starts to set up her own scenes, with a help of her found objects’ collection. By organizing such items like dice, insects, cameras, letters or papers, the artist creates her own stills, sometimes emphasizing a certain object in order to gain a focal point in each of her playful scenes. Brinkworth is also active in the field of design, creating such pieces as her 2014 colorful chess set. Since the beginning of her career, Brinkworth has exhibited widely throughout the UK and the United States. Very soon, she started featuring regularly in several international art fairs. Brinkworth was awarded on several occasions, winning recognitions like her 2004 Westgate Prize, and a commission from GUS headquarters in Mayfair.

This talented artist and her adept hand and a precise technique keep skillfully deceiving a viewer’s perception with each of her playful scenes in a compelling photorealist paintings. She elegantly tricks the viewer to voluntarily step into to the center of the glamour and seductive appeal of vice, in the same time intriguing and capturing his imagination.

Kate Brinkworth lives and works in Birmingham, England

All images © Kate Brinkworth

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumGroup/Solo
2014All or nothingAlon Zakaim Fine Art, LondonSolo
2014Group showEnvie d'art LondonGroup
2014Group ShowHolmer Gallery, SwedenGroup
2014The Derwent Art PrizeMall galleries, LondonGroup
2013Group ShowThe Drang Gallery, Padstow, Cornwall, UKGroup
2013Group ShowOriel Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery, Gwynedd, UKGroup
2013Group ShowHolmer Gallery, SwedenGroup
2013AnalogueAlon Zakaim Gallery, LondonGroup
2013London Art FairIslingtonGroup
2012Art EdinburghGinny Gray GalleryGroup
2012Group ShowMelissa Morgan Gallery, Palm Desert CAGroup
2012AAF SingaporeMark Jason GalleryGroup
2012Art CheshireGinny Gray GalleryGroup
2012Chicago Art FairMark Jason GalleryGroup
2012Group ShowHolmer Gallery, SwedenGroup
2012London Art FairMark Jason GalleryGroup
2011AAF HampsteadMark Jason GalleryGroup
2011Summer Contemporary ExhibitionAlon Zakaim GalleryGroup
2011Stockholm Art FairHolmer Gallery SwedenGroup
2010Solo ShowAlon Zakaim GallerySolo
2010Occidental DimensionsBrightonGroup
2010University Chicago Art FairMark Jason GalleryGroup
2010New York Art FairMark Jason GalleryGroup
2010London Art FairMark Jason GalleryGroup
2009London Art FairIslington, Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2009New York Art FairMark Jason GalleryGroup
2008London Art FairIslington, Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2008Art LondonChelsea, Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2008AAF New YorkMark Jason GalleryGroup
2008Guilty PleasuresAlon Zakaim Gallery LondonGroup
2008AAF LondonMark Jason Gallery, LondonGroup
2007artLONDONChelsea, Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2007Group ShowEnvie D'Art Gallery ParisGroup
2007Group ShowMendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Los AngelesGroup
2007AAF New York Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2007AAF BatterseaMark Jason GalleryGroup
2007Gallery London Art FairIslington, Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2006Group ShowGalerie Envie d'ArtGroup
2006AAF New York Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2006artLONDONChelsea, Mark Jason GalleryGroup
2006AAF BatterseaMark Jason GalleryGroup
2006Gallery ArtistsMark Jason GalleryGroup
2005Group ShowMark Jason GalleryGroup
2005AAF New YorkMark Jason GalleryGroup
2005BlurMark Jason GalleryGroup
2004Solo ShowThe West Gate Gallery, NottinghamSolo
2004Annual Open Art competitionThe West Gate Gallery, NottinghamGroup
2004Art Rocks! British Contemporary ArtPark Rock, NottinghamGroup
2004Group ShowManhattan Gallery, NottinghamGroup
2004Group ShowThe Artifex Gallery, B'hamGroup
2003Solo ShowBritart Gallery, LondonSolo
2003Art2001Islington Design CentreGroup
2003Group ShowDazed and Confused Gallery, LondonGroup
2003Group ShowSecta Gallery, NottinghamGroup
2003Group ShowManhattan Gallery, NottinghamGroup