Katy Moran, ‘Untitled’, 2006, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Signature: signed and dated 06 on the overlap

Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

About Katy Moran

In her small canvases, Katy Moran evokes the sensation of a split-second glimpse of a distant image. The British painter starts with images found on the Internet, torn from magazines, or snapped with her cell phone, and then interprets them in loose, abstract strokes of paint until a new figurative image appears. She allows the composition to develop on its own, working with the canvas upside down to avoid dictating the form her images will take, resulting in works that have been compared to Cecily Brown and Willem de Kooning. “I wanted paintings to be figurative, but not at the expense of the paint,” Moran has said. “I didn't want to constrict the paint, force it to do something. I wanted to let it do what it wanted to do.”

British, b. 1975, Manchester, United Kingdom