Sydney based artist Kathryn Gallagher is best known for her Pop realist paintings based on iconic Hollywood Cinema. Kathryn’s works are bold, highly saturated in colour focusing on comic strips intertwined with popular advertisements and iconic Hollywood Celebrity.
Like much Pop Art, it provokes debate over ideas of originality, consumerism and the fine line between fine art and entertainment, yet at the same time awakens a sense of nostalgia in the viewer.
“I approach the creation of my art and use of subject matter
similar to how a new born child would view the world;
everything is fascinating and nothing mundane.
Applying the childlike philosophy to my work and being a Pop artist goes hand in hand for me, it’s the perfect union.
When Warhol was presenting to the world his visual works of Campbell’s soup cans, and Litchenstein his works based on popular comic strips, they were trying to convey that beauty can be found in all things no matter how seemingly ordinary and mundane the subject matter may be.” – Kathryn Gallagher