Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann’s paintings feature both highly wrought, decorative elements as well as organic, chaotic forms, exposing the inherent paradox of the painting process. Mann starts each piece with stains of colour, products of chance and accident. These early marks provide the building blocks for complex networks of imagery, coaxing from this organic foundation the development of diverse, decorative forms: braids of hair, details from Beijing opera costuming, lattice-work, sequined patterns. Although founded in adornment, these elements are repeated until they too, appear organic, even cancerous, as they at once highlight and suffocate the underlying ink stained foundation.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Dripstone
2019
acrylic and sumi ink on paper
55  x 70 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Mountainal 2
2019
acrylic, sumi ink and collage on paper
45 x 55 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Topiary
2019
acrylic, sumi ink and silkscreen on paper
45 x 50 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Neighbourhood 1
2019
acrylic and sumi ink on paper
44 x 66 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Neighbourhood 2
2019
acrylic and sumi ink on paper
44 x 66 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Lichen I
2014
acrylic and sumi ink on paper
41 x 60 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Untitled (pink)
2014
acrylic, sumi ink and silkscreen on paper
29 x 22.5 inches (framed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Untitled (blue)
2014
acrylic, sumi ink and silkscreen on paper
29 x 22.5 inches (framed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Untitled
2016
acrylic, sumi ink and silkscreen on paper
60 x 80 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Lichen II
2014
acrylic, sumi ink and collage
51 x 36 inches (unframed)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Cobwebbed
2013
acrylic, sumi ink and graphite on paper
52 x 42 inches (framed)
(Private Collection)

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Root
2013
acrylic and sumi ink on yupo paper
40 x 54.5 inches
(Private Collection)

 

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