Katia’s paintings explore transcendental states of consciousness. Though the ‘unseen’ is notoriously difficult to convey, her art offers a philosophical viewpoint which feels unreal, yet strangely familiar.
Katia has developed a contemporary, visual language which draws upon romanticism and psychedelia. Her plays of light, surrealism, realism and abstraction offer different perspectives into the phenomenas of mysticism, madness and medication.
After lifelong esoteric and shamanic practices, Katia became compelled to visually map the relationships between ethereal, esoteric, emotional and physical realms. The result is a meditation upon the places where the personal merges with the mythic, where humans reveal their divinity and where the Divine reflects within humanity.
“Visions arise within trance and yearn to take form. At times, I simply illustrate a vision rather like making a postcard of a journey. At other times, a glimpse fascinates me and keeps repeating in my minds eye. These tend to be my teachers. They tease and only reveal themselves piece by piece while being painted.” – Katia Honour