Kate Kretz (1963) is an American artist who has studied the Sorbonne in Paris, and the Binghamton University (New York) and the University of Georgia in the U.S.. Her intriguing works include paintings, drawings, textiles and embroidery and working with human hair. She bore a stir in the U.S. in 2007 with a painting of actress Angelina Jolie to see if the Virgin Mary. It can be regarding her paintings inspired by Catholicism and by old-fashioned Technicolor movies, the color palette gives added impact to the usually surreal subjects. She is so clearly a child of her time. Both the chosen form, the sometimes humorous, sometimes sarcastic ridicule and techniques does not differ much from that of her contemporaries. Her work - although I never really have been able to witness - gives the impression of high quality. Surrealism continues to fascinate, why? Would that have to do with our era? The reality of today because it sometimes seems surreal to be fiction. This is the work of Kretz at least somewhat cheeky (and maybe a bit flat for European tastes) forward.
In the Netherlands, she exhibited at the Van Gijn Museum in Dordrecht. Hopefully they come back in our country with an exhibition.
[purse in the shape of a vagina with teeth]