Katie Serridge is a visual and movement artist based in Deptford aiming to depict and produce emotional resonance through the use of line. Alternating the straight, curve and thickness of line, she dictates the previously blank canvas into a directed and manipulated space, interfaced with unbound and free lines as a representation of the chaos that is the self amongst the conformity that is the world. Her artwork is available as individual mounted prints, in a series of 3 or more and takes requests for commissions.
During an apparent breakdown in December 2017, muted and alone, Katie took to the pen to convey and physicalize the emotions she was unable to speak. Alternating the straight line, curved line and thickness of line, she found solace in these monochrome depictions, of what she was, and is still unsure. She has often relied on the comfort of creating these drawings whenever she finds herself trapped in this place, unable to speak, hidden and closed, as a method of extraction from this enclosed space.
She often begins her drawings by establishing the most prominent, straight lines, as a dictator of the conformity, dictating the previously blank canvas into a directed and manipulated space. The unbound and freed lines often interface these straight lines as a representation of the chaos that is the self amongst the conformity that is the world.
Katie then finishes her work with her signature – a diagonal line that features on all her drawings.