Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.
Every corner in a house, every angle in a room, every inch of secluded space in which we like to hide, or withdraw into ourselves, is a symbol of solitude for the imagination. That is to say, it is the germ of a room of a house.
In my work I think about a constant interplay between the conscious and the unconscious. With the corners, the interior would be your unconscious and the exterior would be your ego, the conscious part. In these paintings the paint is very thick and viscous, it’s like you’re going into the recesses, the dark parts.
Katie Alice Fitz Gerald is a founding partner of Denny Dimin Gallery. She grew up in London and moved to New York City in 2012 to work in the contemporary art market. In 2017 she relocated to Hong Kong and officially launched Denny Dimin Gallery Hong Kong in March of 2019.