meet the artist

Saqui, Kati

Mixed media

Kati Saqui is a 1st class fine artist degree graduate from Greenwich University and a contemporary artist MA Graduate from UCA Canterbury. She has exhibited and sold extensively in the UK and internationally through art fairs. In 1999 the Princes Trust funded her to start her own business as an artist and shortly became John Lewis’s and Harrods best seller receiving awards for young business entrepreneur with Princess Trust and Shell Live wire. In the past Kati ran her own Gallery in Bournemouth and Canterbury. Since 2010 she has been a private tutor, lead workshops and the founder of Undergrounpearl, a community interest company inspired by the sea and living on East Kent coast. Where some of the funded projects her co-founder were transforming a fishing boat into a touring two seater cinema. Building a mobile ‘Emergency tutorial unit for students and turned a skoda into a street disco dazzling and enchanting the streets of Cheriton for their light festival. Kati is known for her abstract textured paintings. Which express her interest in weaving irregular surfaces of texture, dents and furrows within a cohesive grid. By acknowledging the breathing hand the flow of painting without the need to create a tight precise mechanical pattern is a visual comment on her search to find a balance between industrial progress and perfection with the acknowledgment the importance of the human condition, the human hand and individuality. Now, she spends time between merging her Wiltshire rural life and her chair obsession with her abstract textures. Repurposing zimmer frames, private tuition and her socially engaged collaborations.

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