Catinka Kersten

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Monumentaal kunstenaar, Textielkunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Catinka Kersten: "My last project was a group of sculptures of classic game animals. It was my way to hunt them. To criple them and make them mine. I deformed them by letting people hold them in certain ways while the plaster set in the fabric skins. In 1958 the writer Johan Daisne wrote an essay about magic realism. From this essay I've got a quote that is dear to me. He was talking about what it is that makes the essence of this literary movement: "It lies in the selecting and pondering reflection of that what makes a person. Body, heart, reason and intuition of the transcendence, without miracles or microscope, because with those you make religion or science." Art is not religion, Art is not Science. Art is communication. And for me art is a way of communication which first and for most, lies in the sensory perception. I need works to be because they need to be. Not because they give a little pamphlet full of ideas a reason to be read. In the base, the core and in the beginning I'll all ways be a visual artist, so it will be enough if people just linger for a while and try to experience the work in a purely sensory way. Of course my works do have an intellectual side and I will all ways be willing to talk about my concepts because they are very important, but this intellectual part is used as a tool to keep the the work coherent. I try to approach my work as a magic realist writer does his story. With care and attention I weave my thoughts in my chosen materials, I try to find the wonder in unremarkable things. When I make an animal out of fabric and plaster, I try to do this in a way that it will get animated and will get it's own ego. Not as a doe or fox, but as a presence. When I try to grasp a building with just a sewing machine and a black ribbon, I do the same. In this way I hope the works will communicate with the viewer in a way that makes additional explaining unnecessary. That is what I strive for".

Werk

Walzing
Titel Walzing
Jaartal 2010
Omschrijving Performance van 4:44 minuten
Techniek Performance
Formaat nvt
En iedereen hield de adem in tijdens die
Titel En iedereen hield de adem in tijdens die
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Sculptuur voor een laantje, van beton gemaakt.
Techniek Sculptuur
Formaat 80x80x170
Looks Like I Own You Now
Titel Looks Like I Own You Now
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving installatie van sculpturen
Techniek Sculptuur
Formaat zo groot als het dier natuurlijk is.
Looks Like I Own You Now
Titel Looks Like I Own You Now
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving serie sculpturen
Techniek Sculptuur
Formaat zo groot als het dier natuurlijk is.
Looks Like I Own You Now
Titel Looks Like I Own You Now
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving serie sculpturen
Techniek Sculptuur
Formaat zo groot als het dier natuurlijk is.
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat
Titel
Jaartal
Omschrijving
Techniek
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Catinka Kersten: "My last project was a group of sculptures of classic game animals. It was my way to hunt them. To criple them and make them mine. I deformed them by letting people hold them in certain ways while the plaster set in the fabric skins. In 1958 the writer Johan Daisne wrote an essay about magic realism. From this essay I've got a quote that is dear to me. He was talking about what it is that makes the essence of this literary movement: "It lies in the selecting and pondering reflection of that what makes a person. Body, heart, reason and intuition of the transcendence, without miracles or microscope, because with those you make religion or science." Art is not religion, Art is not Science. Art is communication. And for me art is a way of communication which first and for most, lies in the sensory perception. I need works to be because they need to be. Not because they give a little pamphlet full of ideas a reason to be read. In the base, the core and in the beginning I'll all ways be a visual artist, so it will be enough if people just linger for a while and try to experience the work in a purely sensory way. Of course my works do have an intellectual side and I will all ways be willing to talk about my concepts because they are very important, but this intellectual part is used as a tool to keep the the work coherent. I try to approach my work as a magic realist writer does his story. With care and attention I weave my thoughts in my chosen materials, I try to find the wonder in unremarkable things. When I make an animal out of fabric and plaster, I try to do this in a way that it will get animated and will get it's own ego. Not as a doe or fox, but as a presence. When I try to grasp a building with just a sewing machine and a black ribbon, I do the same. In this way I hope the works will communicate with the viewer in a way that makes additional explaining unnecessary. That is what I strive for".

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters C J
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.catinkakersten.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Beeldende Kunst, 3D 2008-2013 J

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging nvt
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief nvt

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2016 Art Rotterdam Prospects and Concepts van Mondriaan Fonds, Rotterdam, NL GROEP
2016 Firma van drie De Antropossen, Gouda, NL SOLO
2015 A Galery Named Sue Van de weeromstuit gelukkig zijn, Den Haag, NL SOLO
2015 6mas1 Gallery Museo de Sciencias Po├ętica, Madrid, ES DUO
2015 Museum Beelden Aan Zee Onderdeel van de semi permanente expositie op de patio, Scheveningen, NL GROEP
2014 Het Langhuis The Forest in our backs, Zwolle, NL DUO
2014 Ventura Lambrate Back Stage On Stage, Milan, IT GROEP
2014 Beelden in Leiden Sterk werk, Leiden, NL GROEP
2013 Pictura New Order, Dordrecht, NL GROEP
2013 Kadmium Impressed, Delft, NL GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2016 Art Rotterdam Prospects and Concepts Art Fair / Exhibition
2015 Rotterdam Contemporary Stand van A Gallery Named Sue Art Fair
2014 Kunst RAI, Amsterdam Kunst RAI, Amsterdam Art Fair
2013 Art The Hague Art The Hague 2013 Art Fair

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2013 KASK Gent

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2014 Stichting Beelden in Leiden nederland Sculptuur in de openbare ruimte J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2014 Beelden aan Zee Den Haag, Nederland Sculptuur, En zij hielden de adem in tijdens die fractie van eeuwen
2013 Caldic Collectie Wassenaar, Nederland Sculptuur, Four Hares
2013 Herman Lamers, kunstenaar Dordrecht, Nederland Sculptuur, Eekhoorn
2013 Particulier Den Haag, Nederland sculptuur, Eekhoorn
2013 Particulier Den Haag, Nederland sculptuur, Cornered Hare

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2016 Prospects and concepts Mondriaan Fonds Catalogus van de tentoonstelling
2014 Beelden in Leiden 2014 eigen beheer, stichting BIL, Leiden Catalogus van de tentoonstelling

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2015 Stroom Pro-Invest
2014 Leidsch Dagblad, Leiden Leidsch Dagblad Publieksprijs
2014 Mondriaan Fonds Bijdrage jong talent

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Set bouwer voor The Shoebox Diorama, een VR bedrijf 2014 Hede