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.
K A Treble now is based in Surrey, UK where her studio is surrounded by nature.
In my work I explore the expressive power of colour, space and marks. My compositions take on a spiritual aspect within my work, while conveying thoughts and storytelling in their purest forms. One mark leads to, informs and changes another through copious energetic and intuitive marks. I build stories upon stories, scraping back thickly applied layers and re-building them to capture my message in an expression of thoughts through the colour palette and dynamic marks. The resulting composition of flowing movement is emotional, abstracted and volatile at times.
Colour and movement has been an obsession of mine for some time, using colour and shape to interpret musings and how tones of colours work together or jar with each other to impact mood. The profound emotional escape and expression I feel through painting I try to transfer to canvas.
Story telling is important to me, from ancient mythology to the struggle or joy of the modern world, emotions and inner dialogues. This is counter-balanced with the profound beauty I find in the sanctuary of nature. The removal of technology, noise and the constant stream of media, stripping imagery back to the beginnings of colour, energy and movement. The beauty in that alone, is something I will be exploring for some time to come.