Silkscreen signature: Kate Banazi’s playful printmaking helps launch Look Up
As part of a group exhibition celebrating the imminent launch of the Look Up online print store – a platform for promoting artists who explore the creative potential of geometry, line, pattern and colour – the London-based artist Kate Banazi will launch her latest series of works.
Known for her one-of-a-kind pieces and intricately detailed silkscreen compositions, Banazi’s Perspex works ultimately embrace the ’concept of line work chaos, celebrating interlocking shapes while exploring the layering of colour and graphic elements along linear grid structures and hand-drawn forms’, she explains.
’My work is all hand silkscreened but leaning away from the idea of a facsimile reproduction towards embracing the texture and unexpected nuances of the printmaking process,’ Banazi continues. ’My method is intuitive and pieces are built from shapes often taken from my life or landscape drawings, repeated and interlocked – each position affecting the next.’
Banazi frequently traverses fashion, music, illustration and advertising in her signature practice, infusing them with utterly bold colour variations. And also, as she explains, with ’unexpected nuances associated with the printmaking process that are often inspired by my passions that stretch from scientific theories, to landscape drawings, and space travel’.