KATE TRAFELI: Blog https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog en-us K A T E T R A F E L I ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:01:00 GMT Fri, 22 Oct 2021 08:01:00 GMT https://www.katetrafeli.com/img/s/v-12/u355604357-o775063842-50.jpg KATE TRAFELI: Blog https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog 90 120 AAF Battersea London 21-24 October 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/10/aaf-battersea-london-21-24-october-2021 After Nyne Contemporary will show Kate's works at the autumn edition of the Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, 21-24 October 2021. This fair will feature over 100 UK and international galleries. For complimentary tickets and other information about this show, please contact the gallery.

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract painting Affordable Art Fair After Nyne Contemporary Battersea contemporary art Kate Trafeli London art fair London event https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/10/aaf-battersea-london-21-24-october-2021 Mon, 04 Oct 2021 17:25:11 GMT
The Shape of Things: Solo Show with After Nyne Contemporary 14-20 Sept 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/9/the-shape-of-things-solo-show-with-afternyne-contemporary-14-20-sept-2021 After Nyne Contemporary will present "The Shape of Things", Kate's first solo show in over two years, at the J/M Gallery on Portobello Road in the heart of Notting Hill.

This pop up show will run 14-20 September 2021with several special events planned with the artist.

On view will be a new body of works including paintings on wood and canvas, the 'Cirque Volante' series of miniature maquette-sculptures and solid oak painted wood blocks.

The works will also be available to view online in tandem with the timing of the show in Notting Hill. If you are unable to attend and would like to review the works available for purchase please see the catalogues here.

 

The Shape of Things Solo Show September 2021The Shape of Things Solo Show September 2021  

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract landscape After Nyne Contemporary Kate Trafeli london art London art event London art September London artist modern sculpture Notting Hill solo art exhibition https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/9/the-shape-of-things-solo-show-with-afternyne-contemporary-14-20-sept-2021 Mon, 06 Sep 2021 09:20:01 GMT
AAF Battersea London 8-11 July 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/7/aaf-battersea-london-8-11-july-2021 Kate was represented by After Nyne Contemporary at AAF Battersea 8-11 July 2021. It was the first time this well established London fair was able to show exhibitors since early 2020 and the show enjoyed a jubilant and successful return. To see Kate's works that were shown during the fair please contact AfterNyne Contemporary

 

AAF Battersea July 2021AAF Battersea July 2021 AAF Battersea entrance July 2021AAF Battersea entrance July 2021 AfterNyne Contemporary Stand E3 AAF Battersea July 2021AfterNyne Contemporary Stand E3 AAF Battersea July 2021 Battersea Bridge AAF July 2021Battersea Bridge AAF July 2021 Close up of 'Prairie States' Install at AAF Battersea July 2021Close up of 'Prairie States' Install at AAF Battersea July 2021 Kate at AAF Battersea July 2021Kate at AAF Battersea July 2021 Kate hanging work at AfterNyne stand at AAF Batersea July 2021Kate hanging work at AfterNyne stand at AAF Batersea July 2021

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art Affordable Art Fair After Nyne Contemporary Battersea Kate Trafeli London art Modern art https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/7/aaf-battersea-london-8-11-july-2021 Mon, 12 Jul 2021 09:47:51 GMT
The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art - Kings Cross London 1 - 4 July 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/5/the-other-art-fair-by-saatchi-art---kings-cross-london-1---4-july-2021 Kate is participating in London's first art fair of 2021, the eagerly anticipated The Other Art Fair Kings Cross presented by Saatchi Art 1-4 July 2021. Kate will show a selection of paintings and sculptural objects and will be at the fair throughout to meet and talk with collectors, and will participate in the Virtual Edition following afterward. The show at King's Cross will utilise timed and limited ticket entry and other special measures to ensure a safe and comfortable fair experience for all. 

If you would like to learn more about Kate and other exhibiting artists' studio practices take a look at the video series by The Other Art Fair & Saatchi Art on YouTube.

The Other Art Fair entrance King's Cross July 2021The Other Art Fair entrance King's Cross July 2021 Vistitors to The Other Art Fair King's Cross July 2021Vistitors to The Other Art Fair King's Cross July 2021

 

The Other Art Fair Kings Cross 1 - 4 July 2021For more information about this show please click this link.

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) artist led art fair july 2021 kings cross london art london art fair london july the other art fair toaf https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/5/the-other-art-fair-by-saatchi-art---kings-cross-london-1---4-july-2021 Fri, 28 May 2021 08:52:39 GMT
"LUMINOSA" with AfterNyne Contemporary May 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/5/solo-show-luminosa Kate is pleased to present a collection of seven new works - "LUMINOSA" - with AfterNyne Contemporary UK at the end of May 2021. The works may be viewed here.

L to R: Mondegreen, Luma (Sold), Tenera (Sold).L to R: Mondegreen, Luma (Sold), Tenera (Sold). L'Aurora Boreale. 40cm sq. Sold.L'Aurora Boreale. 40cm sq. Sold. Avanti: miniature 10cm square, architrave gilded frame. Sold.Avanti: miniature 10cm square, architrave gilded frame. Sold. Stella Polare. 40cm sq. Sold.Stella Polare. 40cm sq. Sold.

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract abstract painting After Nyne Contemporary contemporary painting London collector London painter luminosa https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/5/solo-show-luminosa Thu, 27 May 2021 11:43:27 GMT
"Their World" Oxford Street London in Support of NHS https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/3/-their-world-projected-on-oxford-street-in-support-of-nhs Kate's painting "Their World" has been selected by London gallery W1 Curates to light up 161 Oxford Street on Thursday evenings in support of the UK NHS and all frontline workers fighting the global pandemic.

Every Thursday night landmarks and iconic buildings across the UK are lighting blue in a massive gesture of thanks and support to the NHS and all those working at the frontline to fight the pandemic.

The #LightItBlue project is one strand of the wider #MakeItBlue campaign - which encourages people everywhere to share their own messages of gratitude and solidarity to the UK's National Health Service  – from the safety of their own homes. 

Huge thanks to W1 Curates and #MakeItBlue for including Kate's work in this project.

Video of "Their World" on Oxford Street, London, for #LightItBlue, March 2021
 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) gratitude support thankful art blue Kate Trafeli lighting lightitblue London makeitblue NHS Oxford Street pandemic public art W1 Curates https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/3/-their-world-projected-on-oxford-street-in-support-of-nhs Sun, 07 Mar 2021 16:36:03 GMT
International Women's Day Charity Auction 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/2/international-womens-day-charity-auction-2021 At AOAP's request Kate created two original small works for the 2021 International Women's Day 'Art on a Postcard' charity auction conducted by Dreweatts auction house, from 25 Februray to 11 March. This initiative provided an opportunity to collect living artists' works in a small scale normally not possible, all in benefit of the The Hepatitis C Trust. Despite having to move the auction to an entirely online format this year it was a very successful event and raised over £62,000 to support the Trust's ongoing efforts. 468 original artworks were donated to this auction by artists throughout the United Kingdom.

Many thanks to Art On A Postcard for inviting Kate to participate, and also to Beatrix Ong MBE, for selecting Kate's works for Ong's 'top three' artworks picks in the auction.

The artworks Kate donated were sold at the auction, however you can still support the AOAP charity work through acquiring other works by many wonderful artists, including a box set of artist postcards (including one of Kate's works) here.

 

International Women's Day AOAP Charity Auction 2021International Women's Day AOAP Charity Auction 2021

AOAP International Women's Day Charity Artworks (Kate artwork shown)AOAP International Women's Day Charity Artworks (Kate artwork shown) AOAP 2021 box set (showing Kate's work)AOAP 2021 box set (showing Kate's work)Screenshot

(framed small work on paper for IWD Charity Auction 2021)(framed small work on paper for IWD Charity Auction 2021) (framed small work on paper for IWD Charity Auction 2021)(framed small work on paper for IWD Charity Auction 2021)

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) art artists auction Beatrix Ong C charity Day designer Dreweatts female Hep International IWD London quiet joy Trust Women's https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/2/international-womens-day-charity-auction-2021 Sat, 27 Feb 2021 14:05:43 GMT
In Japan with Biome KOBE February 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/2/japan-with-kobe-biome Kate's paintings will be shown for the first time in Japan in February 2021, at the Biome KOBE curated group "Takaramono for Okurimono 2021" exhibition. Kate is the sole artist from outside Japan with works in this show. The works available exclusively through Biome KOBE gallery are here. More information about the  gallery and show can be found online on Instagram or at KOBE Biome's website

from Biome KOBE, Japan show, Feb 2021from Biome KOBE, Japan show, Feb 2021 from Biome KOBE, Japan show, Feb 2021from Biome KOBE, Japan show, Feb 2021

  

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art international Japan Kate Kobe painter show Trafeli https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/2/japan-with-kobe-biome Tue, 02 Feb 2021 18:12:14 GMT
London Art Fair January 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/1/london-art-fair-january-2021 Kate will be represented at the 33rd Edition of the London Art Fair by After Nyne Contemporary. Launching as an online only event this year on Wednesday 20 January 10am GMT and continuing until Sunday 31 January 2021, the London Art Fair presents 63 leading and Modern and Contemporary galleries in an alternative digital format due to the ongoing pandemic. To view the fair's online viewing rooms please click this link.

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art artist contemporary fair gallery LAF London modern painting https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/1/london-art-fair-january-2021 Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:24:56 GMT
Thresholds: Solo Show with AfterNyne Contemporary January 2021 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/1/thresholds-solo-show-with-afternyne-contemporary-january-2021 AfterNyne Contemporary of London presents Kate's newest works in a solo show titled "Thresholds" in January 2021. Full details about this show and the works can be found at AfterNyne's website. Due to the ongoing international pandemic, this show will be exclusively online, and the works sent out directly to clients worldwide from London via secure courier. To learn more about Kate's processes, a video of her in studio commissioned by AfterNyne is online here.

'Equilibrio' (Sold)'Equilibrio' (Sold)

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art colorfield exhibition international London online painter painting show solo https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2021/1/thresholds-solo-show-with-afternyne-contemporary-january-2021 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:03:13 GMT
Autumn 2020 in London https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/10/autumn-2020-in-london (A Prayer for the) Cowgirl, Sold. 90cm x 90cm canvas.(A Prayer for the) Cowgirl, Sold. 90cm x 90cm canvas. (above: 'Cowgirl', 36 inches square canvas, 2019. (Sold))

All shows Kate was to participate in here and abroad have now been cancelled for this Autumn and early Winter due to the pandemic and its ongoing severe effect in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe and the United States. The London-based gallery which currently represents her, After Nyne, has not yet re-opened in 'real life' and will not do so in 2020. 

However, Kate's work will continue to be be shown online in 2020 in partnership with After Nyne in a variety of online solo and group shows, which can be found by getting in touch with After Nyne or by following Kate on Instagram.

In addition, Kate will continue to offer Artist Support Pledge (ASP) small works from time to time on Instagram and on her website at least until the end of 2020 and likely into 2021. Kate has been overwhelmed with the reaction to these smaller works, all of which have been sold within hours of their availability. Enormous congratulations are in order for Matthew Burrows, founder of the Artist Support Pledge platform, on being awarded a well merited MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) by the British Prime Minister in October 2020, for his contribution to the arts and artists with this initiative. ASP has now generated over £60 million in direct sales for artists worldwide since its inception in only March 2020. This platform encourages artists to offer smaller works directly to collectors online, and in return for artists to invest in other artists' works, creating a positive and transparent arts cycle that is healthy and self-sustaining. 

With prior arrangement, limited (socially distant and masked) studio visits are currently possible for UK based collectors seeking larger works by Kate. A number of her works have been sold to collectors these past 6 months through the studio, and via online sales at After Nyne, AAF, 1st DibsArtsy.net and Saatchi Art as well as via collector commissions in London. 

Kate has been very fortunate also to have been awarded several arts grants in this period, with enormous thanks to Collage Arts, the Haringey Borough Council's Regeneration Team, and the London Mayor's Council for the Arts for this vital support. The grants have allowed her to retain her studio despite exhibition cancellations and lengthy periods when, due to the pandemic, she is not able to access to the studio to work.

In a new effort, working in collaboration with James Stewart, Kate is co-curating an online Open Call this Autumn "You Are Here" via @katmapped on Instagram. The aim of this Open Call is to bring more artists together for collaborations and to amplify their work in these isolated times. This is an effort by artists for artists. If successful further Open Calls will occur in 2021. 

Thank you once again to all the collectors and organisations who have made the past six months viable for Kate and other artists working in this time period. The dichotomy of the arts being brought to their knees by extensive lockdowns and patchy governmental approaches to the pandemic versus collectors' impacts on artists' livelihoods --by purchasing works from living artists in record numbers  -- has been intense, and deeply humbling.

Dum anima est, spes est. - KAT

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) #artistsupportpledge @katmapped abstract painter art collector art curator artist support pledge ASP London art London artists online art open call to artists UK arts https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/10/autumn-2020-in-london Mon, 12 Oct 2020 09:48:25 GMT
Artist Support Pledge May 2020 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/5/artist-support-pledge-may-2020 It is a challenging time to be in the arts, as it is for many vulnerable communities. New ways of being and doing are necessary simply to endure. 

In lieu of shows until further notice, Kate is participating in the #artistsupportpledge on Instagram.

Under this simple programme, Kate is offering for a limited time the new small works she is making from her home studio at the pledge price; and for every £1000 in sales Kate herself makes, she is investing 20% of that into another artist's work.

#Artistsupportpledge is a worldwide movement to bring some stability to artists' livelihoods during this period, as well as transparency and more meaningful relationships to collectors. It was started by a single artist in Sussex, England, Matthew Burrows, and is based on a mentality of generosity and giving back, a cycle that is positive and meaningful on multiple levels. 

The #artistsupportpledge has become a worldwide movement and has generated over £60 million in arts sales globally, directly to artists and makers, since its inception in mid March 2020.  

To learn more please follow the tag #artistsupportpledge on Instagram, or to see Kate's specific works as they are released as part of this project please go to her Instagram account.

Many of Kate's paintings that are over 30cm in dimension remain available for acquisition through the London-based gallery which represents Kate, After Nyne Contemporary, as well as on Artsy.net, 1stDibs, AAFOnline and Saatchi Online. Although operating with minimal personnel, to ensure the safety of all, artworks may be purchased through any of these avenues. 
'Passerella Rosa' 26cm x 26cm x 4cm. SOLD'Passerella Rosa' 26cm x 26cm x 4cm. SOLD

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) artist support pledge artistsupportpledge contemporary art living artist London artist London painter modern painting https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/5/artist-support-pledge-may-2020 Sun, 03 May 2020 17:01:46 GMT
April 2020 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/4/april-2020 Four Winds: 50cm x 60cm, European linen. £1500.Four Winds: 50cm x 60cm, European linen. £1500.

"Things have changed, we are faced with a common enemy -- impartial, unfeeling and of immeasurable magnitude -- and it is no longer time for abstractions....Now is a time to listen to those in more informed positions. We should be careful about the noises we make -- especially those with a public voice -- and should not pretend to know what we do not."

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/4/april-2020 Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:42:53 GMT
AAF Battersea Spring 2020 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/3/aaf-battersea-spring-2020 AAF Battersea 21st edition Spring 2020, solo showcase presented by AfterNyne ContemporaryAAF Battersea 21st edition Spring 2020, solo showcase presented by AfterNyne Contemporary

London-based gallery After Nyne Contemporary will present Kate's new body of work "Serie di Finestre" in a solo showcase at the 21st annual AAF Battersea Park, 12-15 March 2020, only.

This series is directly influenced by Kate's former home, Italy, currently in the throes of a difficult health crisis which is soon to be part of our lives also. 'Finestre' means windows in the Italian language. There are metaphorical as well as structural elements underpinning the 'why' in these paintings. 

The works may be viewed and purchased online after the show at After Nyne Contemporary's website

Kate will not be participating in any further shows this Spring into Summer, and will not be in her studio until further notice.  "From you I have been been absent in the Spring'. - Sonnet 98, WS.

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Affordable Art Fair art collector art fair Battersea London art London artist modern art https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/3/aaf-battersea-spring-2020 Thu, 12 Mar 2020 23:43:41 GMT
London Art Fair January 2020, Islington https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/1/london-art-fair-january-2020-islington Kate will be showing several new large format works at the first major London show of 2020, the London Art Fair, held 22-26 January 2020 in Islington; she will be represented at LAF by After Nyne Gallery of Holland Park
Detail: Tempesta IDetail: Tempesta I

The London Art Fair "is the UK’s oldest established Contemporary art fair, bringing museum-quality modern and contemporary art to the capital. The Fair unites the best galleries from around the world with seasoned and aspiring collectors looking to acquire exceptional works, from both internationally renowned artists and emerging artists breaking new ground. The London Art Fair also champions regional museums by showcasing their extraordinary collections in the UK capital. For the 2020 edition, Southampton City Art Gallery presents Gallery 80: From Generous Beginnings to Lasting Legacies following its 80th anniversary this year, highlighting the gallery’s modern British and contemporary art holdings." (Artlyst, full article here.)
 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) 2020 contemporary art fair January LAF London London Art Fair modern british art https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2020/1/london-art-fair-january-2020-islington Sun, 12 Jan 2020 23:42:47 GMT
Late Autumn 2019 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/11/late-autumn-2019 From the Other Side. SOLD in Benefit of Cris FoundationFrom the Other Side. SOLD in Benefit of Cris FoundationReserve Price; £770. Final hammer at auction: £2800. All proceeds to CRIS Cancer Foundation.

Thank you to all who supported the CRIS Cancer Foundation gala ball and silent auction, held on Park Lane in Mayfair at Grosvenor's House on 16th November. Kate donated the painting "From The Other Side" shown here. Listed with a reserve at its gallery price, the work was bid on by multiple parties at the event: the final hammer came down at £2800 on the winning bid, four times the reserve. Overall CRIS raised approximately £800,000, the highest figure they have raised to date. 

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) art auction charity auction clinical research clinical trial CRIS Cancer Foundation London charity event https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/11/late-autumn-2019 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:01:50 GMT
Autumn 2019: AAF with AfterNyne Gallery, N22 Open Studios, Cris Charity Ball https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/9/autumn-2019-AAF-Open-Studios-N22-Cris-Charity-Ball with AfterNyne Gallery at AAF Battersea Fall 2019, press photowith AfterNyne Gallery at AAF Battersea Fall 2019, press photo

(photo above by press photographer Stephen Chung, Affordable Art Fair Private View, 2019)

October 16th  - October 20th. Kate will be a featured artist for AfterNyne Gallery at the 20th anniversary of The Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park. 


November 9th -10th. Kate's new studio space will be opened to the public for the first time for the N22 Open Studios weekend hosted by Collage Arts. 

 


November 16th. In other non-profit work Kate was asked to gift a painting to the Cris Cancer Foundation 'Night to Unite' 8th Annual Ball on 16th November at Grosvenor House on Park Lane. 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) AAF abstract Affordable Art Fair After Nyne Gallery AfterNyne art Artspace 5 Battersea Collage Arts London modern N22 N22 Cultural Quarter N22 Open Studios painting https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/9/autumn-2019-AAF-Open-Studios-N22-Cris-Charity-Ball Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:06:11 GMT
Saatchi Art The Other Art Fair Kings Cross, The Auction Collective, Skylark Galleries - July 2019 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/6/saatchi-art-the-other-art-fair-kings-cross-the-auction-collective-july-2019 Kate has been selected to show at the inaugural King's Cross London edition of The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art this July 4-7 in partnership with world-renowned arts college Central St Martins. 

After viewing her work at the Spring shows, The Auction Collective established by former Christie's auctioneer and Specialist Tom Best also requested one of her larger pieces for their highly anticipated summer art auction on 6th July at Candid Arts, Islington, London. 

Several of Kate's medium sized paintings are also on showcase at Skylark Galleries OXO Tower from 24 June - mid July.

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract painting art auction london art london artist OXO Tower Saatchi Art The Other Art Fair Skylark Galleries The Auction Collective The Other Art Fair The Other Art Fair London Tom Best https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/6/saatchi-art-the-other-art-fair-kings-cross-the-auction-collective-july-2019 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 14:03:33 GMT
Solo Show at AfterNyne Gallery & The AAF Hampstead Heath - London Shows https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/4/desire-lines-solo-show-at-afternyne-gallery-london Solo Show Spring 2019 with After Nyne GallerySolo Show Spring 2019 with After Nyne Gallery

desire lines solo show invitation25 April 2019 AfterNyne Gallery Solo Show Private View

Following exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York, Kate is delighted to announce her London representation by AfterNyne Gallery of Holland Park.  

The Private View for her solo show of new works "Desire Lines" was on Thursday, the 25th of April. Kate's time working and living in Northern Italy has greatly affected her work and renowned bio-dynamic vintner Enrico Rivetto gifted some of his exciting Piedmont wines to try at the opening, arranged thanks to the ever gracious Amy Marcelle Bellotti of Castello Grinzane Cavour. Kate is so grateful for their generous support of her work and to AfterNyne for showing her newest works in their fantastic gallery. 

If you did not make the opening, the show will continue at AfterNyne Gallery until the 11th of May. It is a great opportunity to see the works as a series in a beautiful and modern space.

From 8 May some of these works will be shown at the AAF on Hampstead Heath where Kate will be represented by Skylark Galleries.

 

Solo show with After Nyne Gallery, Spring 2019Solo show with After Nyne Gallery, Spring 2019

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) AAF abstract painting Affordable Art Fair AfterNyneGallery art exhibition Hampstead Heath Holland Park London London art modern painting solo show https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/4/desire-lines-solo-show-at-afternyne-gallery-london Sat, 20 Apr 2019 08:38:15 GMT
Winter 2018-2019 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/2/winter-2018-2019 Kate will spend the Winter into Spring preparing a new body of work to show later in 2019. Shown here are a few of the works sold at the shows in London, Los Angeles and New York in 2018. Please contact the studio for further information.

'The Moon Said' 80cm x 80cm, canvas. SOLD'The Moon Said' 80cm x 80cm, canvas. SOLD 'Between the Lines.' 50cm x 60cm, linen. SOLD'Between the Lines.' 50cm x 60cm, linen. SOLD 'I Won't Disappear' 50cm x 70cm SOLD'I Won't Disappear' 50cm x 70cm SOLD 'Inside The Lighthouse' 90cm x 90cm SOLD'Inside The Lighthouse' 90cm x 90cm SOLD 'Collision 1' 40cm x 50cm, SOLD'Collision 1' 40cm x 50cm, SOLD 'Islands' 20cm x 20cm, wood. SOLD'Islands' 20cm x 20cm, wood. SOLD 'Ceathanna' 30cm x 30cm, canvas. SOLD'Ceathanna' 30cm x 30cm, canvas. SOLD

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art abstract painting art female artist london london art original art painting https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2019/2/winter-2018-2019 Sat, 02 Feb 2019 12:22:43 GMT
Fall 2018 London to New York https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2018/9/fall-2018-london-to-new-york

AAF Battersea marqueeAAF Battersea marquee

Kate's work will be featured at the following exhibitions and events this Autumn in New York and London.

The Other Art Fair - New York presented by Saatchi Art, 8-11 November 2018. 

The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Park, represented by Skylark Galleries. London, 18-21 October 2018. 

Last Chocolate Factory 1 Open Studios London, 28-30 September 2018

Art Below Regent's Park + group show at Anemoi Brook Street London (Mayfair) London
24 September 2018 through Frieze week. Kate's work for this pop show show was selected by curator Ben Moore as part of the art taking over the Regent's Park underground. Private view 2 October at Anemoi Brook Street

 'Beyond the Past' - featured artist at Skylark Galleries 2 OXO Tower Wharf, London, 10th to 30th September, private view: 19 September, 2018

"Spotlight on Asylum" - Charity Art Auction Private View 13 September 2018.

As a personal note, Kate is very pleased to be one of the artists asked to contribute her work for the Spotlight on Asylum installation which was in benefit of vulnerable women asylum seekers in the UK. Art world superstars Anthony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Rachel Whiteread, Alison Wilding and Mark Wallinger are among the award-winning artists who have donated original work to this cause and the artists' works together raised well over 25,000 sterling. Kate's wax encaustic work specially completed for this project was titled "My Angel is a Warrior" (Update: The piece was acquired at auction and is no longer available.)

Shown below, Kate's piece selected for ArtBelow Regent's Park "She Is Gone; artist proof, hand painted.

She Is GoneArt Below Regent's Park

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) AAF AAF Battersea Affordable Art Fair Alison Wilding Anthony Gormley art auction Battersea Brooklyn charity art auction London art London event Mark Wallinger New York PramDepot Rachel Whiteread Saatchi Art Spotlight on Asylum The Other Art Fair TOAF Tracey Emin https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2018/9/fall-2018-london-to-new-york Tue, 04 Sep 2018 18:06:51 GMT
The Lark in Spring 2018: L.A. to London https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2018/5/spring-2018 The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, Spring 2018The Other Art Fair Los Angeles, Spring 2018

The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles. Spring 2018The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles. Spring 2018

Following on the The Other Art Fair - Los Angeles in March 2018, Kate is now working with Skylark 2 Gallery at Oxo Tower located on the River Thames at London's Southbank between Tate Modern and the London Eye.

A selection of Kate's pieces will be on display at Skylark 2 from May 1. This will be an ongoing collaboration with Skylark 2, an artist-owned and managed collective: it will give Kate the opportunity to interact directly with clients on a one-on-one basis on certain dates. 

Kate's partnership with Lamberty Gallery for her large scale abstracts is also ongoing.

Showing her work with these diverse London-based galleries gives Kate a great opportunity to showcase a spectrum of her work throughout the year; please contact either gallery for more information. 

'Two Sides' 20cm x 20cm. SOLD'Two Sides' 20cm x 20cm. SOLD

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract painting london art london artist london southbank Los Angeles oxo tower Saatchi Art The Other Art Fair skylark galleries southbank The Other Art Fair The Other Art Fair Los Angeles https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2018/5/spring-2018 Wed, 09 May 2018 16:12:19 GMT
Gallery and Show News https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2018/1/gallery-and-show-news Kate is now represented by Lamberty Gallery in Chelsea, London, for all her large scale abstract works. This is an exciting partnership with a gallery "known for discovering and developing cutting edge emerging talent." Kate was commissioned by Lamberty over the winter to complete a large piece as a companion to another one of her works. Together "Alpheus' Chase" and "Losing Arethusa" make a strong and vibrant pair. 

Kate was also recently selected by the Saatchi Art committee to exhibit her work at the inaugural The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles. Previous Saatchi shows have been held in Sydney, London and New York. This exhibition will be held downtown at the glamorous and atmospheric (quite likely haunted!) Majestic Downtown. Saatchi Art is headquartered in Los Angeles -- so this promises to be vibrant, high energy and quality showcase.

In April Kate will also participate as one of the selected artists in Roy's People Art Fair at the Bargehouse-OXO Tower near the Tate Modern on London's beautiful and lively Southbank. 

Lamberty Art, Sloane Square, London, December 2017Lamberty Art, Sloane Square, London, December 2017

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art exhibition expressionism lamberty london los angeles painting saatchi saatchi art the other art fair https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2018/1/gallery-and-show-news Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:25:11 GMT
Winter into Spring https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2017/11/winter-into-spring Upcoming London events Kate is participating in include Winter Arts at The Chocolate Factory in North London. This Spring she will also show her work at the atmospheric Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf on London's Southbank as one of the artists selected to be part of Roy's People Art Fair. 

Other shows and news coming soon, including a large new commission -- watch this space.

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art artist exhibition expressionism london painting studio https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2017/11/winter-into-spring Thu, 09 Nov 2017 18:34:54 GMT
Removals | Landings https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2017/8/removals-landings Kate recently moved to London after 10 years living and working in Northern Italy. She is now working out of studio space in the Chocolate Factory and will be participating in several events this autumn, most notably Open Studios N22 in Wood Green, London in September, and The Other Art Fair in Truman Brewery, London, in October. A time of bigger change than ever. Hoping for the best and looking forward.

'Inside Out' 50cm x 70cm, canvas, white wood frame.'Inside Out' 50cm x 70cm, canvas, white wood frame.

Open Studios London N22 September 2017Open Studios London N22 September 2017 2017 Montage2017 Montage

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract artist artist studio chocolate factory studios exhibition london n22 open studios north london painter the other art fair truman brewery wood green https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2017/8/removals-landings Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:38:05 GMT
Very Late Winter (March 2016) https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2016/3/late-winter-march-2016 Moments large and small have influenced Kate's work this Winter. Kate is currently working on a new larger mixed media piece, aiming to complete it in early Spring.

Frieze Magazine recently published an article exploring the question of "why paint", when technology has made creating incredible digital images easier than ever before. But as painter Ellen Altfest remarked "painting is a handmade process built over time and has a physical presence....There is a kind of alchemy that happens when the visual information moves from the eye or mind to the brush....Painting both represents the world and creates its own world." 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) acrobatic art photography figurative photography frieze frieze magazine mixed media painting https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2016/3/late-winter-march-2016 Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:37:50 GMT
Autumn 2015 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2015/10/autumn-2015 As ever the Fall is an enormously busy and challenging time, although the colours and moods of the changing landscape always inspire and call to one to slow down. Kate is currently working on several smaller mixed-media pieces in an experimental mode with new materials and methods, as well as fitting in commissioned photography shoots upon special request.

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Autumn Fall Italy art expressionism mixed media nature photography https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2015/10/autumn-2015 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:07:45 GMT
Winter to Spring 2015 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2015/3/winter-to-spring-2015 This winter to spring: a busy time making and finishing works and hanging exhibitions, as well as publishing on various online channels.

Of particular note: a solo exhibition 'The Storyteller' of smaller figurative works at the lovely Bertaina Osteria here in Northern Italy.  It's warm red walls are the perfect foil for both the very cold weather and the pictures themselves. Several of these works are now sold; more information about the show can be found here.  The remaining works and some new ones will be re-hung for a continuation of this show in late Spring.

opening night 'The Storyteller' solo exhibition. March 2015opening night 'The Storyteller' solo exhibition. March 2015

The bijoux dimensions of the Bertaina mean that larger works need different homes. One, 'Spin' (90cm x 90cm) is currently on loan to La Contrada Nascosta, a new restaurant that requested this piece as part of their own recent inauguration. 

Kate was also delighted to accept the request of a new restaurant inside a beautiful castle to license a detail from the large work 'Strata' for their gift certificates, as well as to display this piece in one of their private dining rooms.  Details about this historic locale to come.

 

In the realm of the online world, in recent months Kate has been featured on various social photography sites, including by Grryo, a beautifully curated and engaging platform for photographers who tell a story. 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Grinzane Cavour Italy Kate Trafeli Mondovi art exhibition expressionism mixed media photography https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2015/3/winter-to-spring-2015 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:34:32 GMT
Season's End https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/12/seasons-end Two larger scale paintings were finished during this autumn/early winter, 'Strata' and 'Filata'. Hanging for a short while here. More information about these pieces is available on the original works page

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Italy abstract art expressionism mixed media https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/12/seasons-end Mon, 29 Dec 2014 21:57:58 GMT
Always Fashionable https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/12/always-fashionable Early Autumn and it was time again for an afternoon photo shoot with local beauties for a specialist store. Props included vintage wheels and the stones and leaves of Italy.

Photo watermarked with iWatermark for iOS

Photo watermarked with iWatermark for iOS.

Photo watermarked with iWatermark for iOS.

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Italian Italy fashion fashion photography style vintage https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/12/always-fashionable Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:49:45 GMT
Summer's End https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/9/summers-end After some long treks away from Italy and the studio, one new large piece has been completed at the close of summer.

This work, 'Dreamstorm' went through several iterations and layering. This is a larger work measuring approximately 95cm x 145cm x 5cm. More information and photos can be found here

 

Also of note during this period was a summer food shoot with Michelin star chef Marc Lanteri. More photos from this shoot can be found here, and on the Allodola Facebook page

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract abstract painting blue painting expressionism food photography media mixed https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/9/summers-end Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:16 GMT
fire and road https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/6/fire-and-road Recently completed large scale paintings this Spring include:  'Fireflight Aurora' and 'The Road: Fractured'. Both these works are mixed media pieces on canvas, measuring 70cm x 70cm x 2cm.

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art art photography expressionism mixed media original painting https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/6/fire-and-road Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:57:33 GMT
The Dress and the Field https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/5/the-dress-the-field Recent work in pure photographic mode includes shooting on location, and exploratory forays crafting photo essays.

For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”

- Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 A short photo essay from some Spring walks can be found at allodola.exposure.co/walkaboutwindwind

heldheld

dark springdark spring

bentbent

 

A photograph is neither taken or seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.”

- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Bresson Exposure Henri Cartier-Bresson Italian Italy Spring exposure.co fashion location macro nature nature photography on site photo essay photography reportage https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/5/the-dress-the-field Tue, 13 May 2014 19:50:29 GMT
Special Commissions https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/4/special-commissions In recent weeks, Kate completed a number of commissions, of both original canvas paintings and limited edition prints; listed here are some recent highlights. Please contact Kate's studio if you are interested in discussing such works. 

Shown first:  "12 Hours" -- detail shots while still in the studio, and then some installed (taken by the clients on their telephone) of a special commission for clients in Northern Italy. 38cm high x 248cm length, a 'frieze' style work to run the entire length of a wall in a large reception area; mixed media, original. This client also special ordered a large limited-edition print of 'The Reading Tree' also shown below. 

detail: '12 Hours'; mixed media commission. Solddetail: '12 Hours'; mixed media commission. Sold

'12 Hours' in situ (client photograph)'12 Hours' in situ (client photograph) 'The Reading Tree' - special print (client photograph)'The Reading Tree' - special print (client photograph)

"Cascade" (below); 80cm x 80cm mixed media on canvas original; in situ in a beautifully restored historic apartment in Paris.

'Cascade' in situ: Sold'Cascade' in situ: Soldin a beautifully restored apartment in central Paris, 'Cascade' in situ. 80cm x 80cm mixed media on canvas. Special Commission.

 

"Bonny Easter" (below); limited edition commissioned print. 20cm x 20cm printed on Italian artisan paper for a special occasion. Sold out.

limited edition special commission print. Sold out.limited edition special commission print. Sold out.20cm x 20cm printed on artisan Italian paper, individually signed; limited edition print of 21 pieces. Title "Bonny Easter". Sold out.

'To see far is one thing. Going there is another." - Constantin Brancusi

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract art commission expressionism limited edition mixed media painting special commission https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/4/special-commissions Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:35:10 GMT
in the studio https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/3/in-the-studio Details from paintings in process this Spring.

detail: '12 Hours'; mixed media commission. Solddetail: '12 Hours'; mixed media commission. Sold

“To talk about paintings is not only difficult but perhaps pointless too. You can only express in words what words are capable of expressing-- what language can communicate. Painting has nothing to do with that.”

― Gerhard Richter

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Richter Spring abstract art artist expressionism mixed media studio https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/3/in-the-studio Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:06:37 GMT
details https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/2/details The final months of 2013 were frenetic: a flurry of freelance photo shoots and sales of several of the large format mixed-media paintings.

Now at work on a series of new pieces, including a frieze-like wall panel on commission. Also experimenting with some figurative pieces in a smaller square format on canvas, and continuing graphics projects for selected clients.

Below a few details from some of the larger pieces currently in process. 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Italy abstract art art commission commissioned art expressionism food photography mixed media https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2014/2/details Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:28:56 GMT
Fall Exhibitions Update https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2013/10/fall-exhibitions-update Olfatto: Immagini del sentire

Kate will be participating in the group show "Olfatto - Immagini del sentire", curated by the enormously talented, fantastically energetic and lovely (inside and out) Cinzia Ghigliano.

Cinzia is known throughout Italy and internationally for her beautiful illustrations, graphic novels and paintings. This show is more 'figurative' in style, and so I will be showing pieces from my recent 'Street Dreams' series, rather than the large scale abstracts (currently on display at another location).

This is a special exhibition, which is sponsored by several diverse organizations - including the Slow Food chapter for our region, for a number of reasons. The opening evening was a great success; a short video clip of that night can be found here.

Below is a short video clip highlighting recent smaller works, some of which will be on display during the exhibition. The music used in this clip is by the wonderful Ludovico Einaudi.

Fall 2013 Selected Works on Paper

 

 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Autumn Cinzia Ghigliano Fall Italy Mondovi Peccati di Gola art exhibition photography https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2013/10/fall-exhibitions-update Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:36:58 GMT
Freefall https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2013/10/freefall SolitudeSolitude

“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself....”

- Rainer Maria Rilke

The 'seasonal urge' is strong in just about anyone who creates - with words, pictures, sound, food.... It is difficult to ignore the changing of seasons and all that implies, especially as we humans are such slaves to time.

 The Fall is always a busy time for Kate; one fun freelance assignment was a recent fashion shoot at a mellow old Italian villa among the grapes just as they were being harvested. Great fun and a real stretch for Kate, working with several models simultaneously.

The other news is mostly of an upcoming nature..a couple of Kate's new figurative pictures shown here will be part of the 'Pecati di Gola' festival in November. And for the moment Kate's larger abstract works are back from the sea and are now hanging in a new show, and very happily

The Scent of LeavesThe Scent of Leaves
 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Autumn Fall Italy Rilke art change exhibition fashion photography season https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2013/10/freefall Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:42:43 GMT
In the News: La Stampa - May 2013 https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2013/5/in-the-news-la-stampa A nice article by Italian national newspaper La Stampa about Kate and some other Americans' work in this beautiful corner of Italy (including a fantastic restaurant owned by an American-Italian couple in a break-out column). Kate is at work completing pieces for a new solo show in June of large scale abstracts, on the Italian Riviera. 

La Stampa - page 1 La Stampa - page 2

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Americans Italy La Stampa Mondovi abroad art exhibition expatriat photogaphy slow life https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2013/5/in-the-news-la-stampa Sat, 25 May 2013 15:05:52 GMT
hot August nights https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/8/hot-august-nights After a lot of planning and behind the scenes work by a few (an amazingly few but incredibly dedicated) people the five day arts & music, Mostra dell'Artigianato Artistico Mondovì came and went in a flurry of activities, exhibits, artisanal products, live concerts and good times every day from 4:00pm til midnight. It was wonderful to see the 'sleeping beauty' Piazza Maggiore wake and put on her dancing shoes, for just a bit.

main pic: K. Trafeli exhibit; small pics details from the Mostra 2012Exhibition at the Artigianato fair. August 2012. Mondovi, Itay.

Kate was thrilled with the beautiful salon proposed for displaying her works. The fair had an overall attendance of over 24,000;  other photographers' works were on display too, another one of the 'new initiatives' undertaken to make the fair more widely appealing this year. The owners of the palazzo where the photographic and other works were displayed were so pleased with the overall exhibitions put on there that they have decided to extend those exhibits another two weeks (until 26 August). 

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) Italy Mondovi Piedmont art fair artisan contest exhibition live mixed media mostra music photography summer https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/8/hot-august-nights Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:18:47 GMT
onward & upward https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/5/onward-upward libro & catalogo 2012   Kate is at work on some exciting new commissions but for the moment taking a breather and spending time with family. "Thanks to all!"

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) art event happening live music opening painting photography spring weekend https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/5/onward-upward Mon, 14 May 2012 17:49:23 GMT
Elevation! https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/5/elevation Elevazione

Al di sopra degli stagni, al di sopra delle valli,
delle montagne, dei boschi, delle nubi, dei mari,
oltre il sole e l'etere,
al di là dei confini delle sfere stellate,

spirito mio tu ti muovi con destrezza e,
come un bravo nuotatore che si crogiola sulle onde,
spartisci gaiamente, con maschio,
indicibile piacere, le profonde immensità.

Fuggi lontano da questi miasmi pestiferi,
va' a purificarti nell'aria superiore,
bevi come un liquido puro e divino
il fuoco chiaro che riempie gli spazi limpidi.

Felice chi, lasciatisi alle spalle gli affanni
e i dolori che pesano con il loro carico
sulla nebbiosa esistenza, può con ala vigorosa
slanciarsi verso i campi luminosi e sereni;

colui i cui pensieri, come allodole,
saettano liberamente verso il cielo del mattino;
colui che vola sulla vita e comprende agevolmente
il linguaggio dei fiori e delle cose mute.

(Charles Baudelaire)

(thank you to B.F. for this reference)...some phrases you cannot translate literally. . . but what is poetry if it is not 'figurative'?! Onward and upward to the spring, and all that it brings . . . .)

 

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) art french larks life philosophy poetry rising spirit https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/5/elevation Sun, 06 May 2012 22:38:34 GMT
Contrario https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/4/contrario

Kate is moving into abstracts and surreal themes this Spring. This piece will be mixed media on canvas. 80cm x 80cm.  She has several other works-in-progress following this idea combined with pictures taken outside this Spring and last year.  A new tangent and quite different from her previous work.

Wallflowers - SOLD

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ktrafeli@gmail.com (KATE TRAFELI) abstract abstraction canvas disintegration green growth mixed media paint photography spring surreal https://www.katetrafeli.com/blog/2012/4/contrario Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:39:24 GMT