Born in the infinite flow of creativity and unending energies of a runaway imagination, through new realms & realities, enters Catya Plate. Both award winning visual artist and filmmaker, Catya springs effortlessly from one discipline to the next be it painting, drawing, artist's books, sculpture or stop motion filmmaking. Catya creates new mythologies and worlds feminized by materials like thread and fabric. Her work is a hand-sewn, brushed, stop motion feast for the eyes, telegraphic, mesmerizing, and unforgettable.
"Art historians of the twentieth and twenty-first century have investigated visual art in a myriad of contexts. Art has been studied as a way for us to better communicate with one another, as a discipline in which to develop a universal connoisseurship and as an exercise to decipher the physical manifestation of one artists’ thoughts and worldviews. Though the term 'art' itself has traditionally referred to a specific mastery of one process, contemporary art requires a vast skill set and mastery of multiple disciplines. To further complicate things, technology and innovation have spurred the creative process by offering artists multiple outlets for the expression of the way in which they alone see the world. Rarely does one find an artist who has harnessed both technology and traditional methods like the artist and filmmaker, Catya Plate..."
Heather Dell is an Art Historian, Curator and former Director at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York.