b. 1979, United Kingdom. Lives and works in London
Catherine Lette received a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2012, and has recently completed the Turps Off-site Painting Programme in 2021. Catherine Lette has exhibited in multiple group exhibitions in the UK.
Inspired by current events, Lette paints and draws figures disassembled in relation to her gaze, framed by the real and virtual spaces we occupy. Her practice questions the impact of contemporary life upon body and mind and how that might be manifested in a portrayal of the figure. Drawing from life, memory and photography her compositions are populated with the figures around her moving between a state of painted real and unreal. The figures are often broken down or distorted in a parody of their own activities, mixing humour and irony with an underlying question about societal anxiety. Drawing is at the heart of Lette’s practice, a daily activity that connects her looking to life around her and allows a sense of the journal or album to begin to permeate the work.