drawings - August 22 until September 26, 2009
In Katharina Hinsberg's œuvre, the artistic medium of drawing is not merely a means to an end, it does not contrive anything, but develops its own aesthetic, as well as, conceptual qualities: in the sense that, drawing, beyond its evident aspects, as a medium of artistic exploration, experimentation, research and discovery, manifests more than just a line. (Julia Galandi Pascual, catalogue following the exhibition at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa Texas 2001)
Katharina Hinsberg draws abstract drawings in pencil. She cuts the drawings from the paper, with the aid of a scalpel. Finally she hangs the cut-outs on the wall.
The third show at Gallery Klein of German artist Katharina Hinsberg presents a selection of drawings made over the last 10 years.
Katharina Hinsberg drawings took part of recent important German museumshows as at Kunstmuseum Bonn 1999, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden 2004, Museum Folkwang Essen 2008 and Graphischen Sammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich 2009.
Diaspern I + 0
"One sheet (I) is laid atop an empty sheet (O) of the same size. The strokes are cut out as precisely as possible along their edges with a scalpel, through both sheets at once. The dividing cut between the line and the surroundings traces the contours of the strokes onto sheet I, while circumscribing them and transfering them at the same time on to shet 0. The same cutout silhouettes - circumscriptiones - come about congruently on both sheets when the cou-out paper is removed. When I eradicate the lines on sheet I in this way, I simultaneously transfer their outlines onto the empty sheet; voids, negatives are produced on both sheets. The qunatity of lines is subtraced - eliminated - and doubled, as compliment of the drawing, on both sheets." Katharina Hinsberg
extended to 10.10.2009