Born in London, Kate Banazi currently resides in sunny Sydney. A silkscreen printer and illustrator, she was brought up on an eclectic mix of Peter Max, Letraset and Bollywood films by her typographer parents. As a professional artist, she has participated in exhibitions in the US, Australia and Europe and created work for the likes of Coca-Cola, Woolworths, Telstra, Converse, Vogue Living, Urban Outfitters and Sony.
In her work, Banazi mixes photographic and hand-drawn imagery with texture and pattern, showing a strong graphic influence. Her striking compositions are full of rich visual and physical textures, brimming with patterns, layers, colours and a sprinkle of optical illusion. Whether it be her one-of-a-kind multi-layered prints or her pop-influenced posters, Banazi’s work has caught the eye of collectors worldwide.
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Train, bus, bike, or other:
Plane, car, bus, bike, tram, legs and dog sled.
What's the most important object in your studio?
Lifesize Mos Def cardboard cut out.
Paper or Plastic?
Both, but not at the same time, because that would be greedy.
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Nanna, although she may be rather ripe.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Open mouthed kisses work for me.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
A classic conundrum.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Hourly, daily or monthly?
Favourite client so far?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Favourite imaginary client?
My imaginary friend, Nasa.
How does your mother describe your profession?
A multi generational itch that needs to be scratched.