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Kathrin Karras


Artist Statement

At the core of my work resides the human being…etched into a portrait, a landscape, tracing the waves of transformation, and especially as is manifest in the poetry of dreams.
I’m deeply moved and captivated by the human predicament, the stories, and that which infuses life and is challenged by fear.
How do we become who we are? Where are we from? Where are going? What remains after all is said and done?
I’m reaching into the richness of beingness by collecting stories and dreams- those of others, and my own.
Photography is a searching for clues, within and without.

Kathrin Karras



About the Artist

Kathrin Karras, was born in Guben in 1967, she lives and works im Löwenberger Land (Brandenburg).

From within her own spectrum, she developed an usually captivating visual language that takes inspiration from the lived- not however the external, but more so the internal worlds.
Her transformations seem analogous to a ritual, her visual choices are an energetic transmission as characteristically found in painting and poetry. Art’s strength to conjure unknown realms into daylight is virtuously at play in Karras’ work. (excerpt)

Gundula Schulze Eldowy




Education

1974–1984
schooldays in Guben und Cottbus

1984–1987
education in typesetting technology with high school diploma in Berlin

2005–2006
study of photography, imago-fotokunst Berlin, Artistic Director Ursula Kelm

2007–2011
autodidactic study of photography, Mentors: Ursula Kelm und Gundula Schulze Eldowy

since 2017 member of the Brandenburg Association of Visual Artists


Awards

2019
Brandenburg Art Prize – nominated

2018
Mixed up Federal Prize – Winner of the federal competition for cultural educational partnerships for the photo project Hidden Places (with DKB Stiftung and EXIN OS Zehdenick)

2012
AOK Northeast Art Prize – nominated

2009
8.International Barnack Bienale – recognition

2007
Youth award for fine arts – recognition from the Sparkasse Spree Neisse



Teaching Activities

2020–2021
Monastery gallery Zehdenick – Perception and art in dialogue

2018–2019
Foundation of the Deutsche Kreditbank AG – Photography project
Hidden Places

2017–2019
Northern Brandenburg cultural network e.V. – Artistic design in cooperation with schools



Collections

Collection zukunft im zentrum gmbh berlin
various private collections