Situated within the expanded field of painting Natasha Kidd makes automated paintings systems or machines. Using arterial systems of pipes and pumps these mechanisms fill paintings from the inside. This practice based research emerges out of a desire to make visible the process, action and event of painting itself and to place the viewer directly inside production. These ideas form the basis for her doctoral project at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University that is taking a close look at these automated painting systems and exposing their production through the form of a manual. The project focuses its attention on the “construction” of one object but in doing so wants to consider what thinking through making and practice as research looks like.
Natasha is Course Leader of the BA Fine Art Course at Bath School of Art and Design.
She is an Associate Lecturer on the BA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Natasha lives and works in Oxford.
For more information about Natasha's work, visit her website: http://www.natashakidd.com