Katinka Pilscheur

Katinka Pilscheur

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Work: the work was part of Rohkunstbau 2011 – Power and Transformation – a site specific intervention for a baroque and square room. 06-2011-01 / aluminium panel / copper / neon strip / Mercedes car paint /
Photographer: Roland Horn
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source: katinkapilscheur

 I was drawn to Katinka Pilscheur at the very beginning; I knew we had something in common. From the moment I saw power tools and materials piled in wait, I knew: this was my childhood. The soft metal memories of mine, bent into an arc of energy; the suffering of hard labour but the joy and understanding of a true days work. The destruction and rebirth of Berlin’s scenes of construction. The wait for something spectacular and the result of something mundane. As we up look at the ivory tower of glass and metal only to feel dismay, lower your eyes; change lies at the very core and center of being. Change is more than the world
building up around us. Pilscheur captures still shots of seemingly benign pieces of the whole and cages them. She is tempting the viewer to irritate these faux animals to see what they are really made of. She will create an unease in our legs; hand painted white steel forms a perfect cube with 480 hand drilled holes. Upon installation the cube will be set tilted and the perfectly symmetrical space will be transformed. From a solid state underfoot to one of a nameless liquid form; Midnight blue refracting light from a self-bent neon arc. Pilscheur has created something of stature from the pieces of everyday norm and viewing, but pieces that will test the very balance of the minds equilibrium.
This will not be the work for the faint hearted, so while Pilscheur steps back to breathe and admire a pinnacle in her career.
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source: katinkapilscheur

 I was drawn to Katinka Pilscheur at the very beginning; I knew we had something in common. From the moment I saw power tools and materials piled in wait, I knew: this was my childhood. The soft metal memories of mine, bent into an arc of energy; the suffering of hard labour but the joy and understanding of a true days work. The destruction and rebirth of Berlin’s scenes of construction. The wait for something spectacular and the result of something mundane. As we up look at the ivory tower of glass and metal only to feel dismay, lower your eyes; change lies at the very core and center of being. Change is more than the world
building up around us. Pilscheur captures still shots of seemingly benign pieces of the whole and cages them. She is tempting the viewer to irritate these faux animals to see what they are really made of. She will create an unease in our legs; hand painted white steel forms a perfect cube with 480 hand drilled holes. Upon installation the cube will be set tilted and the perfectly symmetrical space will be transformed. From a solid state underfoot to one of a nameless liquid form; Midnight blue refracting light from a self-bent neon arc. Pilscheur has created something of stature from the pieces of everyday norm and viewing, but pieces that will test the very balance of the minds equilibrium. This will not be the work for the faint hearted, so while Pilscheur steps back to breathe and admire a pinnacle in her career.
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source: artparasites

Katinka Pilscheur: born in Herdecke an der Ruhr and now lives and works in Berlin. An artist not afraid to go big, her work has seen her take architectural inspirations from Cuba and her everyday surroundings.