Kate Zambrano’s new paintings adorn found objects, shifting in tone and representing an evolution for the artist. Her work is part of an upcoming show at Modern Eden Gallery, “RE/FORM,” in which she disassembles the human form. The show runs Oct. 13-Nov. 2 at the San Francisco gallery.
Austin, Texas based artist Kate Zambrano sees beauty differently than most people. The subjects of her paintings and drawings are obviously blessed with natural good looks (many of her images are based on models like Codie Young), but Zambrano couples this ideal with attitude and darkness. A self taught artist, Zambrano exhibits a keen understanding of how atmosphere defines her subjects’ persona, balancing their strength with their ‘barely there’ forms. Many of her pieces use light and shadow play with high contrast, usually monochromatic tones, to bring out their emotional diversity.