Philosophy of Practice

Kerrie Warren

Contemporary Visual Artist
Paintings – Ceramics – Sculpture – Installation

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Artist Kerrie Warren
Artist in her Studio
Crossover Victoria
Artist Kerrie Warren in the Studio
Crossover Victoria

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Philosophy of Practice

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Years ago as a young child I became aware that feelings and sensation could be evoked through the lyrical assemblage of words (poetry). 

Compelling compositions contained the power to shift my emotions and seduce me with their sense of rhythm and life, arousing my soul. 

Today, through intuitively based artworks that include paintings, wheel thrown ceramics and sculpture I find myself striving to evoke a sense of pause within a visually perceived momentum in order to explore poetic structure and compelling compositions expressed through interwoven line, form and colour.

I find the palpable rhythm of nature intoxicating – organic patterns of random occurrence, multiple fragments and charged arrangements of colour magnificent to behold. 

In the studio I feel driven to achieve pictorial qualities which have a similar effect as I strive to interrupt a cohesive Gestalt and trigger the visualisation of a living, moving environment. 

Scales have been dramatically expanded over time in direct response to the overwhelming sensation experienced whilst trying to comprehend ‘the bigger picture’ and I often find myself literally walking through landscape – inside a painting.

By letting go and working freely with the raw materials I construct my own organic grid upon which concepts arise, ideas are played out and brought to life within the process itself. 

Through uninhibited physical action an initial connection to the raw materials is made – randomness exhibits purpose and order in the creative outcome.

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“Like Ian Fairweather and Jackson Pollock, Warren paints standing up and looking down upon the artwork from above.

Unencumbered by specifics of location, time and dimension, evocative combinations and distillations of impression, sensation, memory and reflection are synthesised in a process within which spontaneity, intuition, power, balance, extravagance and restraint all play a part.

While working within the abstract expressionist tradition, whimsical figurative interventions lap playfully at the edges of several works, providing a sense of fleeting solidity.

Rhythmic and undulating, these artistically charged works evoke a state of lively flux, somehow reassuring in their inconstancy, and at once dynamic and at rest.”

Dr Ewen Jarvis

Curator of Yering Station Gallery 2018

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Kerrie Warren MCALink to Essays

A multidisciplinary Visual Artist who explores Abstract Expressionism, Action Painting, Installation, Ceramics & her Philosophy of Practice