Frenetic Lines: Paintings by Karine Molloy
Influenced by many different types of artwork over her lifetime including writing and theatre. That enthusiasm for all forms of art seem evident in her painted works. Frenetic lines and splashes of colour rule Karine’s art. Each piece is imbued with an incredible sense of movement and energy.
I’m really taken by Karine’s most recent works, where she seems to channel Piet Mondrian through the use of bright primary colours divided by thick black lines. These paintings manage to retain the splashy energy that is evident in much of the artist’s work, while taking on a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Each painting seems to have a definite personality and individuality to it, while existing in a series.
Karine also creates works on paper and has dabbled in sculpture. I’m impressed with the way she brings the tangled lines of her paintings into her sculpted works, using string and twisted branches to emulate the shapes.