Details:

This painting was inspired by the memory of enjoying ice cream in Venice. The composition focuses on the moment the artist's wife explained mischievously why a cup of ice cream cannot replace a cone—saying, "I like to lick."
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

I Like to Lick

This painting was inspired by the memory of enjoying ice cream in Venice with both the artist's wife and the artist's curator. The composition focuses on the moment that Groobey’s wife, Jina Khayyer, explained mischievously why a cup of ice cream cannot replace a cone—saying, "I like to lick." Full of awkward innuendo, the moment stuck in the artist's memory and was later translated into this painting.

Kate Groobey's work encompasses drawing, painting, live performance and video. Each of her compositions explores one of her personal experiences, depicting moments from her relationship with her wife. Groobey's work explores the androcentric canon of painting from a feminist and queer perspective. By employing the tactics of British humor—including innuendo, parody, absurdity, surreality, macabre and self-deprecation—Groobey offers up punchy depictions of the human condition. 

Specs:

27.5 inches
39.38 inches

③ Artist:

Kate Groobey

Kate Groobey’s work depicts personal and intimate moments from her relationship with her wife, the writer Jina Khayyer. Encompassing drawing, painting, live performance and video, the artist’s work explores the androcentric canon of painting from a feminist and queer perspective. Groobey’s work uses the tactics of British humor—innuendo, parody, absurdity, surreality, macabre and self-deprecation—to create punchy depictions of the human condition.

Kate Groobey:
I Like to Lick, 2022
Watercolour on paper
39.4 × 27.5 inches /