Kat Kristof | Folk Stone Art Gallery

Kat Kristof

Kat Kristof, b. 1986 Budapest, Hungary, lives Folkestone Kat is a former architect and designer, and her recent collection of works are completely leaving behind the field of straight lines and defined shapes for something elusive and immaterial. Her new paintings are inspired by the beauties found in nature in a unique and abstract way.  

Her large sized painting ’Paradise’ is an infinite mess of natural and conceptual forms, -combining them in limitless exciting ways from her own subjective associations of each, and which are not therefore obliged to follow any strict logical coherence or criteria.   

Kristof’s art focuses on one particular journey within each canvas. A journey that does not involve any particular physical movement or direction, nor is it a spiritual journey leading into the self. Rather, her artworks seek to become a focal point for meditation and imaginative contemplation, creating seamless surfaces for the eye to rest upon, for the air to fill up the voids, and ultimately to lead the mind of the viewer to become vitally and vividly conscious of the present moment, attentive to the here and now.

Kristof studied art and design at Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University, Budapest and the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited in her native Hungary, at Design Week in Venice, at SAGA in Folkestone and TOAF, London.

Kat Kristof, b. 1986 Budapest, Hungary, lives Folkestone Influenced by her studies in architecture, Kat Kristofs paintings are an imaginative fusion of natural and architectural elements, combining both in new ways and in new forms from her own subjective associations of each, and which are not therefore obliged to follow any strict logical coherence or criteria.

Painting Paradise Series:

The Painting Paradise Series focuses on the artist childhood memories spent at the biology department of the University in Budapest with her biologist father. These vague memories, as well as the experiences from journeys with her parents throughout the world while searching for native botanical species have resurfaced now in the artist’s latest series of paintings. Portraits of Him and Her Series:

Kristof’s paintings establish links and connections between the realities of the figures depicted and those which are imagined and conceived of by the artist. They unite features of the occasionally controversial fields of Asian culture and spirituality as well as the current aesthetic trends of leading spatial design styles.

Kristof studied art and design at Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University, Budapest and the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited in her native Hungary, at Design Week in Venice, at SAGA in Folkestone and TOAF, London.

website: www.katkristof.com

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