Kathleen Probst (Dye on cotton and acrylic)


My work is essentially an exploration of hard-edge abstraction created with dye on cotton. Leaning toward minimalism, I find satisfaction in paring down my compositions. Each piece is a visual haiku with every shape and color playing a part. Nothing extraneous, nothing left out.

The bends and folds of my recent work are reminiscent of Origami. I’m interested in how light creates form. The sculptural environment allows space for the unexpected to happen. Ordinary edges and nooks become interesting.

Inspiration comes from masters of the Bauhaus era. Josef Albers’ use of color has been a North Star for me. Lesser known hard-edge painters, Harold Krisel and Helen Lundeburg also influence my work with their bold minimalism.