Catherine Ade


    The work I create uses the formal qualities of domestic interiors to build a structure that contains the narratives of human relationships and the spirit of ordinary life through quiet gestures. Celebrating the  extraordinary in the everyday. I draw directly on to the lithographic stone with crayon and wash. Each colour layer is printed by hand and I make small limited editions at my studio in Bristol, UK. 

    I record memories, rituals and moments that play a vital role in our lives and ultimately reflect who we are. Guided by these fragments I create new narratives that move between reality and fiction. The seen and the unseen; those fleeting moments which are charged with intensity. In the words of symbolist poet Stephane Mallerme “To depict not the thing, but the effect it produces”.


    How They Linger, courtesy of the artist.

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