Kathleen Kucka

Since the early 1990's I have been investigating and working with the process of mark making and abstraction. I have explored the surface of canvas and paper through processes like: sewing, burning, and pouring. Mark making - using everyday elements like hot plates, irons, and charcoal lighters, keeps the dialogue of abstraction open and exploratory. My work focuses on the relationship between organic image and process. Burning holes into the surface of paper and canvas, marks an intervention. Each burn becomes a metaphor for destruction and wounds. A physical cut into the fabric of painting. Marking time, marking hurt, marking our existence and journey. Individual marks become part of a complex beautiful whole. Kathleen Kucka - Artist Bio