In the studio from 2nd October 2023 to 12th January 2024, Kate will explore the different patterns found within Bankside Hotel to serve as inspiration for a series of paintings that celebrate women and femininity.

This new series of paintings will be inspired specifically by patterns found in the hotel’s interior, furniture and dishes, using fabric adorned with the collected patterns to capture the visual richness of the Bankside Hotel.

Expanding on her use of texture, Kate plans to work on linen canvas and experiment with clay to add a distinct visual and tactical quality to her paintings. Whilst in the studio, Kate plans to experiment with working on larger canvases to push the boundaries of her artistic practice and create impactful, large-scale pieces that evoke a sense of awe and immersion.

Kate will also incorporate a digital component to her artwork through augmented reality, where she will capture images of the hotel’s rooms and use them as backgrounds in an augmented reality layer of the paintings. Through the use of a special filter, viewers will be able to see the hotel’s spaces come to life within her artwork.

For the duration of her residency, Kate will take over the Contemporary Collective Instagram account to document her experience in the studio space and engage closely with followers. Operating an open-door policy, Kate hopes to foster a collaborative environment in the studio space, inviting friends, hotel guests, passersby and fellow artists to explore new ideas and push creative boundaries together.

About Kate Matsevych

Kate Matsevych is an artist and illustrator based in London, UK. She grew up in Ukraine where she graduated from School of Fine Arts. Art has always been a passion of hers, since she was 2 years old, little Kate knew she wanted to be an artist.

Kate’s another big passion is traveling, discovering. She has visited more than 40 countries and lived in 7 of them. Traveling is one of her biggest inspirations. She loves to see new places, to feel new emotions, to experience new things. This is what makes her feel alive.

But what inspires her the most in her art is a woman. She devotes her artworks to the beauty of a female body, women in general. Katalin wants to convey wonderful aura, warmth and love that come from women. A woman is not just a mother, not just the soul of the family. A woman is a strong, smart, brave being, capable of achieving anything.

Also Kate likes the simplicity in the things that surround her, the simplicity in the interiors and you can see this simplicity in her works as well. When she does illustrations she prefers to do it with lots of details, but in canvases she decides to leave more space, more air, more freedom.

Open House

Art Yard Maker’s Studio has an open-house policy, so if you‘re visiting our neighbourhood’s major art galleries, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern or Hayward Gallery why not stop by to see an artist at work.