Kate Goltseva is an interdisciplinary artist who works with physicality of human and nature visual appearance and perception, using techniques based on randomization of patterns, unpredictability and uniqueness. Her art is inspired by transpersonal psychology, anthropology, human cognitive/perceptive systems, fragmented memories and non-verbal communication. Visualizing her memories of people and other living creatures through organization of smallest patterns into solid meaningful systems, she investigates the emotional laws of sensual perception.
In the age of machine face-recognition systems, Kate re-humanizes art as an empathic and intuitive process, reminding us that mirror neurons system of a human brain is more powerful than neural networks. Through memory mapping, based on moments and fragments, she drifts between imagination and communication, conversation and pre-verbal empathy.
In the modern world, where selfie genre is seen as a socially normative self-presentation, Kate’s art portrays people in a way they would love to be represented as living souls, not just visual stereotypes. Kate sees her creative mission in not just uncovering the protective layers we use, but dissolving them with respectful medium-like artistic gaze, understanding the fragility of a human psyche and beauty of a human physical body. It’s not about uncovering the concealed, but showing the actual psychic truth, helping a human soul show up unmasked.
The techniques Kate is using are based on marbling, where each tiny randomly generated pattern is unpredictable and unique. This logically doubles her idea of how we tend to organize the visual fragments of the world into holistic systems, looking for familiar patterns in everything around.
“My work is an anthropological research of a sort” – says Kate – “We never know exactly what guides our behaviour and emotions. Sometimes our belief in what we see is based around stereotypical impressions. The objective vision, when we see the nuances with the help of intuition, is what actually makes us human”.