Contact: Lin Kerr
+44 (0) 1235 833 119
||Lin Kerr was born in South
Africa and relocated to the United Kingdom in 1998. She has
a degree in Fine Arts, a teaching diploma and began calligraphy
Lin Kerr's main interests
as a lettering artist lies in exploring the
beauty of the letter through various media,
with a particular interest in abstract work. She has worked
with her own hand-made paper, gold,
vellum and textiles. She
produces hand-crafted books and mixed media
pieces, and is equally at home in oil paints, acrylic and
Thematically Lin has worked with African
imagery in pieces such as The Land and Sikelela and more recently
in designs developing "an African style of lettering"
such as the 2007 designs for lettercarvers in the iletters
Her interest in structure can be seen in
the recurrent Kimono theme. The kimono is interpreted as a
number of rectangles and pattern has been explored alongside
a theme of traditional feminine roles.
An interest in geometry and mathematics
led to the Pythagoras pieces; Pythagoras QED gained second
place in the international biennale lettering competition
in Belgium in 2004. The mathematical quest is continued in
the Labyrinth series.
She says: "Tension and Freedom –
this is what I love about the potential of letters in art.
For me, lettering is about orchestrating words so that they
develop a life of their own."