Somehow I found myself invited to be part of ‘The Work 2013‘, an AUT University publication celebrating the success of a selection of top Design and Creative Technologies graduates. Thanks AUT Visual Arts staff for their ongoing support and advocacy!
‘The Work 2013′, was published by AUT University in April 2013. Edited and designed by Amy Yalland (Index).
Kathryn is an Auckland-based artist who graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Auckland University of Technology in 2007, majoring in sculpture. She works in a variety of media and draws attention to fleeting, everyday moments.
These self-portraits are from her most recent works – the Bed Hair Project. Every morning, the artist would dress in the same garment and pose in exactly the same way in order to document her messy array of hair.
“Bed hair is both humorous and humanising at the same time. Although bed hair is universal it is usually hidden from view and corrected before the day begins. It is something that is not normally photographically represented. I am interested in the spontaneous and ever-changing formalism of bed hair. I see them as hair drawings formed by daily activities of sleep and dreams” (Kathryn Tsui).
Peter Dornauf has reviewed New Romantics on the arts review website Eyecontact.
Dornauf writes”Kathryn Tsui’s photographic prints based on kaleidoscopic images came as a relief from all the aforementioned jocular morbidity, although the multifarious diamond shaped sweetness and light of these two-dollar shop toy projections did betray a certain sinister element when looked at long enough.”