“Je ne suis pas seule” (“I am not alone”) is a poem by Paul Éluard and is the title of our third solo exhibition with artist, Katrin Bremermann, who lived in Paris for a long time.
When dealing with literature / poetry, Katrin is drawn to finding words that interest her, touch her emotionally or tell a story. These words should pose questions and establish expectations. This is the basis of her work. Despite their formal accuracy, it is clear that Katrin’s works are very emotional. She completes each work “to the point where they remain inexplicable, but are simultaneously very present and independent.”
Katrin has described her work in the studio as a laboratory-like situation on more than one occasion. She investigates observations and experiments with forms, colours and boundaries. In doing so, she carries out a continual exploration of new elements and materials, and consciously seeks out new technical challenges. This exhibition is the first time that we are showing her acrylic glass works, which arose from this experimentation of new materials.
This exhibition focusses on the development of Katrin’s work in more recent years, in which her wall objects have increasingly broken loose from their traditional rectangular shape and now enter the gallery space. We are also exhibiting her new aluminium wall sculptures for the first time. Katrin’s statement “I am actually a painting sculptor” becomes easier to understand and more visible in this exhibition than ever before. She says: “There are playing rules, memories, news and idols to create an ideal reality with my strength, my desire and my urgency. One doesn’t need to explain anything. It’s about seeing, about perceiving the whole, the space, the light, and your own perspective. This exhibition shows works with new forms and formats. Experiments with structures and surfaces. Works that penetrate a space. Revisited older topics. Minimal optimization. Poetic potentials become visible.”