Kate is a silkscreen obsessive, currently creating from her makeshift print studio in north west London. Her early studies in Printed Textiles fuelled her inherent love of colour, shape & pattern which continue to provide the base to her works.
The kind of printing she is inspired by is process led and utilises chance, hiccups & the happy accidents that this unorthodox approach throws her way. This informal, playful & explorative manner reflects on her practice as predominantly intuitive & self taught.
In essence she is known for her music based artworks, predominantly for her long standing relationship with ‘The Chemical Brothers’.
Alongside her print based artworks & the more commercial illustration side to her practice, she is also an educator. Most recently at Brighton University.
She sometimes collaborates with fellow artist William Luz under the guise of ‘Touching Elbows’. This title reflects an ongoing collective approach to image making, craft, colour & form.
Hermés,‘Pleasure Garden Magazine’, STUSSY, Folk Clothing, Pentagram, Apple, Sunspel Clothing, Virgin Records, EMI Music Publishing, Creative Review, Nike, Dries Van Noten, Penguin Books, Le Monde, Bloomsbury Publishing, The Guardian & Observer, Wired US, IDEA Magazine, British Vogue.
© Kate Gibb 2018
The silkscreen process departs from its traditional commercial roots, (as a print process used to create multiples of a chosen image) & takes on a unique appearance of its own as the ink applied becomes multilayered, over printed & mis-registered.
By documenting this process it becomes a graphic reminder of what gets lost along the way, the outcome often being a far cry from the initial applications.