Influenced by quirks of the natural world, mythology and dreams, her art illustrates dystopian post-apocalyptic scenes in which slightly humanoid characters adapt, hybridise and evolve in awkward and impractical ways. Emphasis is placed on texture, line and detail by layering acrylics, gouache, pencils and pastel. Kaitlin also incorporates random splatters, stencils and airbrushing, alongside traditional painting and drawing techniques. She has held several solo exhibitions in Melbourne; exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, America, England, Japan, and Canada; and her works have been collected throughout the world.

Artist Statement:
“Since childhood I have had a love for the fantastic and the imaginary – I enjoy depicting the real and unreal together, harmony and conundrum, a juxtaposition of the unusual with the everyday. My characters invoke a sense of pathos or disquieting whimsy, and I like to encourage viewers to invent their own narratives.”

All paintings, drawings and photographs are © Kaitlin Beckett.

I don’t get the time to visit RB so much these days…but all comments and favourites are appreciated! If you need to get hold of me, please email me.

  • Joined: May 2007

Journal

EXQUISITE CORPSE

Very excited to be bringing my beasts back to No Vacancy’s Fed Square space, the site of my 2011 solo show Exoskeletons….this time for a group show ‘Exquisite Corpse’ with Kim Garratt and Georgia Matthey. / Named after the surrealist drawing game, this show opens on Wednesday the 29th. I’ll have paintings, metalworks, prints and badges up on display. / Come along! / x
Posted about 3 years – 2 comments

Reanimation!

Tomorrow night my solo show opens at Just Another Project Space in Prahran. / After a 20+ hour install the paintings, badges, prints and automata are up! If you’re in Melbourne, come along: / Facebook event here. / See you there! x
Posted almost 5 years – 3 comments

Sorry for the mass upload...

But I’ve been neglecting my RB folio lately and I have about 30 new works to add. I’m going to do them over several days so you all don’t hate me :) / I’ve new exciting things to announce such as online shop and t shirts…very soon! / Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments and favourites since I’ve been away. / xx
Posted about 5 years – 4 comments

VS joint show with Matthew Dunn!

Hello! / Super excited to be showing with the exceedingly clever Matthew Dunn. / In a few days VS will be opening at Artboy Gallery : / There’s even a preview vid here and you KNOW you want to click ‘going’ on this page. / See you there! xx
Posted almost 6 years – 10 comments
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