Craft Victoria and Print City are pleased to present Katherine Marmaras.
Through the collage of repurposed wallpaper remnants and etchings, Katherine Marmaras has juxtaposed motifs and patterns in order to explore how decoration and interiors that may evoke childhood memories, transporting us to a place in our past which may have been ‘home’. Familiar motifs, colours, patterns and textures from the artist’s childhood come together to form fragmented memories of ‘home’ whilst exploring the notion that art may be purely decorative.
Katherine Marmaras is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of mediums including printmaking, ceramics, drawing and textiles. Her practice is largely influenced by printmaking processes which she uses to create works that explore the notion that art may be purely decorative.
Patterns, motifs and textures found in nature, architecture, interiors and textiles constantly inform her work. Katherine’s inspiration comes from found images and photographs taken; and from her vast collection of natural ephemera and objects.
Marmaras’ work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, in select group and award exhibitions and is represented in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Brooklyn Art Library in Brooklyn, New York.