CAT ROISSETTER: NEW PAINTINGS / by Lizzie Glendinning

Words by Harriet Hawksworth @ Style.com

Cat Roissetter's work thrives in the middle Zone between reality and her warped interpretation of it. 

She distorts just enough, leaving an intriguing peephole into a parallel universe, a crumb for the viewer's imagination like the failing memory of vivid dreams.

From a sooty fog appears an intricately detailed breast. 

A toddler's fist rises in protest, a cluster of baby masks hover around multiple shadows.

Half accidental, half coaxing, Roissetter has become a master of manipulating her own marks. And now those marks are made predominantly in paint, offering new inflections to her language.

What, then, is the difference between drawing and painting? Both "require hand and imagination simultaneously" both involve the application of one material to another. 

It is common that when an artist decides to move into painting, the overriding emotion is one of fear. Fear of the unpredictable nature of paint. But Roissetter has a head start. The unpredictable is her currency.

Paint offers an opportunity to add thick layers of confusion, juxtaposed with cool watery planes that throw clusters of activity into relief like no other material.

CAT ROISSETTER: NEW PAINTINGS
A THOUSAND PLATEAUS
04 OCT - 05 NOV 2015
BROCKET GALLERY PROJECT SPACE, 16 WINDMILL ROW, LONDON SE11 5DW