Katrina Blannin: Annodam

Katrina Blannin, Red Madonna, , 2016, acrylic on flax, 30 x 30 cm (courtesy of J
Katrina Blannin, Red Madonna, , 2016, acrylic on flax, 30 x 30 cm (courtesy of Jessica Carlisle Gallery)

Andy Parkinson reviews Katrina Blannin: Annodam, recently on view at Jessica Carlisle Gallery, London.

Parkinson concludes: "The question [Blannin] now seems to be asking in relation to this new source [Piero della Francesca's Madonna del Parto (c.1455-60)] might be 'what (geometric) system underpins the construction?' The task of deciphering the connection to the source is not much different to that of working out the systems upon which some of her other works are predicated. In both sets of production it is how the word becomes flesh; the relationship between system and resultant image, between abstract and concrete, pattern and material presence that interests me, as well as the fundamental relationship, or indeed difference, between the artist’s physical construction and the perceptual construction of the viewer."