Katharina Hinsberg (b. 1967), whose artistic work is characterized by lines and shapes, has on many levels extended the concept of drawings and explored their interaction with space.
She uses diverse methods (cutting, boring, drawing with fingers or pens) to investigate the conditions, potentials, and relationships of this particular genre. The manual drawings that she starts out with are subsequently transformed, for instance by releasing them from their paper substrate as negative or positive shapes using a knife, or transferring them onto a different medium by boring holes in it.
This approach allows her to create cut-paper and sculptural artworks as well as eye-catching large-scale installations, such as a dynamic sequence of individual spheres arranged in a line that cuts through the exhibition space. Time and again, the artist modifies our perception of this line in unusual and surprisingly novel ways, variously manifesting it as a physical presence, a gap, a negative space, and even a shadow.
This catalog offers detailed insights into Hinsberg’s artistic practice and features large-format photographs that document her most recent installation at Villa Zanders.