K A TREBLE
b. 1983 Hong Kong
University of The Arts London
Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication
K A Treble was born in Hong Kong, China in 1983 to an English Father and Australian Mother. She spent her early childhood in Shouson Hill on Hong Kong Island’s steep slopes and palm trees of Deep Water Bay. Her family moved to the UK in the late 1980s. She received her BA (Hons) from Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication in 2005 and continued her study with The University of The Arts London.
Following a diverse career as a fashion designer, obsessing with print and colour work, she has worked for some of the world’s top luxury labels and international brands in London, New York and SE Asia. Her love of colour, combinations and expression draws her creative outlay to painting, where she can explore mark-making and her roots of creativity.
Kati is now based in London and Surrey.
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In her work, artist K A Treble explores the process of art making with the expressive power of colour, individual mark-making and thickly applied oil paint. Her labour-intensive method in which she alternately builds up and scrapes back layers of paint, removing stories and rebuilding them to create and capture energies, emotive expression or modern story telling of social themes and discourse, from nature to philosophy. Talking through abstraction those thoughts and feelings that cannot be put into words.
The paintings are intuitive – one mark leads to, informs and changes another through vibrant colour combinations and thick energetic marks. Exploring their relationship to each other and the absorbing effect on the beholder to express profound emotion through painting continues as a key part of her practise. Building up marks and scraping back to reveal under layers and textures hidden in the painting is an important stage in the process to fully make abstraction of a story and bring her work together is also the key element of time and the inter-relationship or colour, composition and form. Stripping imagery back to the beginnings of colour and that beauty alone, is something she will be exploring for some time to come.