KATHRYN VINSON TATUM

ARTIST STATEMENT ON NEW MEDIA ART

I describe my light illuminated paintings as NEW MEDIA ART.  These fine arts paintings are 2 Dimensional in nature combined with L.E.D. fiber optic panels to give the illusion of 3 Dimensional viewing.  The L.E.D. fiber optic panels slowly move thru the color spectrum to interact with and expose each individual paint layer.  Back lighting can reveal images, symbols and codes that have been carefully placed on each layer deep within the painting on the canvas and on the rice paper.  Imagine looking at the cosmos thru a high-powered telescope.  Stars, planets and gases all become visible. Journey deeper into cosmic space and new dimensions become possible while opening the imagination to endless possibilities.  Each painting is constantly changing in color, depth and imagery to excite and evoke the viewer.

My creative process employs traditional materials and methods coupled with cutting edge techniques to form a convergence of art and technology.

ARTIST STATEMENT ON POST MODERN 'LAND' scapes

 These paintings are recognizable objects in nature that have been stripped down to a simplified geometric outline, without detail, to convey the spirit of the form.  Many thin layers of oil paint, dry mineral pigments, marble dust and mica are suspended in wax with a final textured surface layer.  Each layer has a reflective, translucent quality allowing visibility of the preceding layers, creating depth and an inner awareness for the viewer to experience.  I call these paintings 'Post Modern Landscapes'.   



Kathryn Vinson Tatum has been inspired by the magnificent environment of the Rocky Mountain 4 Corners West for the past 25 years as a resident of Taos, New Mexico and Telluride, Colorado.  Her paintings have been featured as the poster image for the Telluride Jazz Festival 2003-2005, displayed in the Nicolai Fechin Museum in Taos, New Mexico and exhibited in the annual Taos Select Fall Arts Show.  

Her art is currently on display at:

UNTITLED ANNEX
125 Kit Carson Road, Taos, New Mexico  
970 708-1331

MEDICINE RANCH

615 West Pacific Street, #2R

Telluride, Colorado

970 728-6084