Ekaterina Dimieva

Slipping, Switching, Stumbling

Intro Img Ekaterina
Twist, 1200x1500mm, acrylic on canvas and Swing, 1200x1500mm, acrylic on canvas
“Slip a little..”
— Willem de Kooning

This project explores multiplicity, heterogeneity and difference in contemporary abstract painting.

My work may be described as having rhizomatic qualities – it might include clusters, strands, strips, bands, flows and currents; it could be characterised by quirky disjunction or intricate irregularity.

I focus on developing paintings that could be considered 'influx', undergoing transformation, 'becoming'.

According to Deleuze and Guattari's definition, each picture could be viewed as a plateau - "a continuous, self-vibrating region of intensity". These works could function as 'assemblages', charged with tension and combining multiple, interfering forces.

The majority of the works displayed here are characterised by a certain complexity and thickness of the picture surface, which encourages the viewer's eye to continually shift in the painting, searching endlessly for the next movement or displacement.

I deliberately chose the 1200 x 1500mm portrait format to allow for the scale of the gesture, while echoing the size of the human body to embody multiplicity.

Swoop Img Ekaterina
Swoop, 1200x1500mm, acrylic on canvas
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Twirl, 1200x1500mm, acrylic on canvas
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Cashmere Sky, 1200x2000mm, acrylic on canvas
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Swoop 1031
Swoop, 1200x1500mm, acrylic on canvas
Shapeofdreams 768
Cashmere Sky, 1200x2000mm, acrylic on canvas

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