Kirsten Duncombe

“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings”

-          Agnes Martin

“The imaginary is what tends to become real”

-          Andre Breton

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint”

-          Edward Hopper


I am intrigued by abstraction, in particular the ability of colour, shape and texture to connect to viewers on a visceral level.

As such, my work is centered on materiality – that is, the qualities of the media and the surface of the work are of primary importance. Ongoing experimentation with materials, including the harnessing of chance reactions, is an integral part of my practice. Collage plays an especially significant role,  scissors being the ultimate tools of disruption.

My hope is for the viewer to experience my work free from the dogma of certainty and unbound by the conventions of representational art.