Katharina D. Martin
Assembling new compositions is necessarily preceded by the act of dissecting, dismantling, or melting down. My objects are handmade, unique pieces that reveal traces of a genuine engagement with the materials. It is here where I see the originality of my work: a personal style that combines the aesthetics of vulnerability and discomfort with formal qualities and ornamental beauty.
I usually take some time to select meaningful material which also has aesthetic potential. In the next phase, I sift through the material and sort it out. In the encyclopaedia project, for example, it is important for me to consider not only the tactile and visual qualities of the pages but also the written content. However, it is the handling of the fabric that determines the final form and personal style of an object.
Her work has been shown at Het Torentje Almelo (solo), Galerie IRIS CORNELIS Rotterdam (solo), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, Torch gallery Amsterdam, RAM foundation Rotterdam and gallery JOEY RAMONE Rotterdam (solo).