Catherine Pennington-Meyer Art.
Catherine studied a Master of Arts degree at Aberdeen University, achieving a II/I degree with honours before completing a one-year post-graduate Master of Science degree.
She embarked upon her career in London, working as a Research Analyst at the International Data Corporation before becoming a Product manager for the world’s first 3G company and in turn, Future Device Technology Manager aligning the strategic technology roadmap for O2.
During this time, Catherine also worked as an artist conducting freelance work and commissions, with customers such as London-based real estate agencies, completing home-staging support and providing artworks for corporate use in offices.
She has held a variety of exhibitions and is now delighted to meet the increasing demand for her work by opening a gallery in Prinzregentenstrasse. She looks forward to bringing her London-based experience and perspective to the German market.
This pictoralist-inspired photograph aims to capture and portray a moment in time which is part of a larger, dramatic, story. The atmospheric depiction which, due to the effects of rain in the scene, appears slightly warped or surreal, bends the viewer`s sense of reality, as though the image could merge with another medium or timeframe. In particular, the artist wanted to convey a flavour of film noir and old-school black and white movie to the scene, and indeed, the viewer can almost imagine this representing the opening still in a Bogart film. There is a sense of movement and action which tempts the audience to wonder where the characters are rushing to, or from, at this time in the early hours.
This colourful, part-representational, part-abstract, painting uses one of the most traditional subjects in art, the still life, to make a commentary on the fact that our modern lives are in fact anything but still. As access to information has become immediate, 3D printing has the potential to acts as a kind of teleportation system for providing us with almost instantaneous objects and the world of virtual reality starts to blur with that of actual reality, our lives become increasingly hectic and removed from the natural world around us. The flowers in the vase appear to rush past us; since they, like ourselves are transient and have only a finite life span. They must be enjoyed whilst they exist. The vase, shaped like an eternal circle, on the other hand remains static: It may well outlive many generations of humanity. The painting reminds us to `seize the day`to be mindful of the present, and most of all to enjoy our lives whilst we may.
This photograph aims to play with a viewer`s sense of reality and perspective. The picture which, although it has been edited in terms of colour and settings, is not superimposed, but is rather a real-life shot, in which the fish appear to be flying in the sky above static, everyday, trees below. The photograph was achieved by shooting the reflection of the trees on the water in which the fish were swimming. The portrayal was influenced by the surrealist movemement and aims to make its audience look twice and reconsider their accepted truths about the `normal` world around them. It hopes to make the viewer once again rediscover a little childlike wonder in their everyday surroundings.
This moody painting seeks to pull the viewer into the atmosphere of the scene set out before them, of a clearing storm and it aims to capture a sense of light and stillness. It is a positive, optimistic depiction, symbolic of hope and new beginnings. The artwork is painted in acrylic on an aluminium framed canvas, and measures at 120cm by 100cm. It is best described by the short poem/descriptor that accompanies it:
A sudden empty silence of
Howled winds, quiet,
Sprinkling pattered droplets,
Last rain tendrills, lit in gold.
Silvering sunshines slice at leaden cloud
Thick, blazing rays,
Spotlighting the waters beneath.