Figurative sculptures, from table top pieces to monumental scale public art works. Sculpted jewellery pieces, limited edition prints and drawings.
Sculptor Kate Viner has been commissioned to create a number of large public artworks. Anthony Caro's heavy metal constructionism was the backdrop of Viner's 80's art school experience at Winchester, as a result, she spent years honing her skills welding and forging steel. However her formal art education started much earlier and, Aged just 15 she began training under celebrated lecturer Patricia Austen to sculpt the figure directly from life in clay. Consequently, she is comfortable in a diverse range of materials and techniques and works both absolutely and figuratively. Underlying themes that motivate Viner's work are the delicate balances between conflicts, sexuality, respect and sacrifice. Hard practice explores human evolution. She is interested in shifting attitudes towards female sexuality and the paradox of femininity. Her mood is intimate, yet not voyeuristic or sexualised. How are often returns to the themes of religion, women, war, and their relationships. The material and techniques she chooses are dictated by the subject matter the artwork demands. Working collaboratively with teams and outreach projects within the community is an important part of the process that she relishes, as her interest in the human narrative has always been the driving force.
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