2019, 21 x 29.7 cm
Kathrin Bauer is a German artist, born in Nauen. She has studied Fine Arts in Universidad Complutense Madrid, Hunter College (NYC) and in UdK (Berlin) and in addition to that also philosophy in Humboldt University (Berlin). Group shows in Berlin, Mexico, Madrid, Japan, Cologne and solo exhibitions in Berlin and Mexico. She’s been granted with Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Erasmus and Nika Travel Grants.
For me, working artistically means to investigate and to understand how the world is constructed. Especially in these works on paper, I am observing how structures are created, where and how something gets tight and dense and where and how transparent. The structures of my drawings are somehow an image of how the world is built and of its endless possibilities.
In fact, my drawing process has a lot to do with writing. I usually use ink pens and quite normal paper with a grid. The creating structures have something of a textile but also of a text. The old connection of text (Latin: weaving) and textile is underlying my work. As in texts, every trace builds up endless connections and references to other traces.