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Katie Sollohub

Contemporary artist specialising in interiors and exteriors.

Katie Sollohub lives and works in Shoreham and has recently spent a year as artist in residence at JMW Turner’s House in Twickenham. Her work has been selected for RA Summer Show, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Lynne Painter Stainers 2014 &16, and The Discerning Eye 2015. With a background in Social Anthropology as well as Fine Art, she now teaches regularly as well as exhibiting widely in the South East.

“I paint the stuff and the space around me – objects, rooms, domestic spaces. I use charcoal and paint as a medium to directly relate my experience, both visual, physical and sensory. I often work in situ, invited to paint in other people’s spaces, including recent projects in JMW Turner’s House and Alexander Pope’s Grotto in Twickenham, and Normansfield Theatre in Teddington. Each space holds a historical and cultural resonance that is present in the architecture, the design, the atmosphere, the details. I paint my own personal response to the space, the very act of looking, noticing what I notice, reveals the traces of history and culture that have been ingrained in the space, be it neglected, restored, or changed over the years. Looking out of the window of Turner’s House I imagine nothing much has changed in the way the clouds pass, apart from the continual flying over of the planes coming into land at Heathrow. Times change, the building remains. My paintings: a record of my own presence in time and place.”