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Life and Work

Katharina Schilling © Philip Poppek

In Katharina Schilling's painting, well-known everyday objects – vases, sponges, fruits, or template-like drawings float weightlessly in images free from time and space. Shadowless and flawless, the objects stand out against reduced backgrounds and maintain their inwardness in supposed calm and order. In the images, speculation about preservation and negation is reflected in the arrangement and oscillation of objectivity and abstraction.

Katharina Schilling isolates items from their original context and emphasizes them on the canvas. With an apparent lightness the objects move around the image space, either alone or in nonhierarchical clusters. In the work »Rhubarb« (2018), rhubarb stalks frolic in a seemingly random juxtaposition in front of a background painted with equally delicate color pigments. Their curved form is reflected in the template-like drawing of a finger – a pawn of our world today that is shaped by information technology and the flood of images. Thrown into a new context, into a supposed state of simultaneity – without any recognizable relation to each other –the motifs evade an unambiguous interpretation. The isolation and the representation of the objects in formal perfection immediately trigger the desire to touch – as if one could grasp the objects.

The artist addresses the canvas with the same special attention. Separated from the objects in the foreground, the definitely designed canvas backgrounds tell of their own independence. Coloring, folding, or rubbing the background results in completely unique structures. This is how the work »Pool «(2016) captivates with its unique pattern. In addition, the rounded corners give the work an autonomous objecthood. In her most recent pictures, »The Gift« (2017) and »Little Dark Age« (2018), the artist emphasizes the objectivity of the image carrier even more intensely. Like Gotthardt Graubner's »Farbraumkörper (Color Space Body)«, Katharina Schilling's images gain physicality and spatial impact by use of stretcher frames and foam layers. In addition, they obtain sensual qualities through their softness and curves. In a fast-paced world in which painting has long since lost its sovereignty in terms of image generation to other, technological media, the artist knows how to use it as a true medium of deceleration.

Katharina Schilling (born 1984, Cologne) studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig under Neo Rauch, among others. Later she graduated as a master student under Heribert C. Ottersbach. In 2016 she was the recipient of the Marion Ermer Prize, and Katharina Schilling was one of the nominees for the Böttcherstrasse Art Prize 2018 in Bremen, in conjunction with an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen.

Katharina Schilling lives and works in Berlin and Vienna.

Biography

1984 born in Cologne, DE
2005 – 2011 Studies of painting at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, professional class of Prof. Neo Rauch & Prof. Heribert C. Ottersbach, Leipzig, DE
2011 – 2013 master class at Prof. Heribert C. Ottersbach at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, DE
lives and works in Berlin, DE and Vienna, AT

Prizes and Awards

2018 Nominierung für den Kunstpreis Böttcherstraße Bremen 2018, Bremen, DE
2017 International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, US
2016 Marion Ermer Preis, Leipzig, DE
Preis der Deutschen Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2015 Stipendium der Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, Sachsen, DE
2014 DAAD-Stipendium, London, GB
2011 Max-Ernst-Stipendium der Stadt Brühl, Brühl, DE
2009 Stipendiatin des Cusanuswerks, Bischöfliche Studienförderung, Bonn, DE
Studienpreis des Freundeskreises der HGB Leipzig, Leipzig, DE
2008 Erasmus-Stipendium am Camberwell College of Arts, London, GB

Works (Selection)

Katharina Schilling, Page II, 2019
Katharina Schilling, Page II, 2019
Katharina Schilling, All The Tired Horses, 2019
Katharina Schilling, All The Tired Horses, 2019
Katharina Schilling, The Lifting, 2019
Katharina Schilling, The Lifting, 2019
Katharina Schilling, On Your Side, 2019
Katharina Schilling, On Your Side, 2019
Katharina Schilling, Page III, 2019
Katharina Schilling, Sharing, 2019
Katharina Schilling, Them Heavy People, 2019
Katharina Schilling, Rhubarb, 2018
Katharina Schilling, Star Fruit, 2017, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, not titled yet (Klee), 2017, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Sycamore, 2017, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, The Gift, 2017, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Pool, 2016, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Everlasting Everything, 2016, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Jimmy, 2016, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Peachy, 2016, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Pomelo, 2016, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Century Plant, 2015, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, Flaky Flaws, 2015, © Katharina Schilling
Katharina Schilling, 46, 2014

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2018 Canny Codes, Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, AT
2017 Katharina Schilling – Perspektiven der Gegenwart, Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2016 The Tide Pool, archiv massiv Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, DE
2015 COSMO & KRAMER (mit/with eva Hegge), Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig, DE
2014 Taking Silk, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, DE
2013 Was darf es sein?, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, DE
2011 Max-Ernst-Stipendium 2011, Rathaus Brühl, Brühl, DE
2009 Jetzt nicht weggucken!, Kuhturm, Leipzig, DE

Group exhibitions (selection)

2018 Kunstpreis Böttcherstraße Bremen 2018, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, DE
Bruit Qui Court, Galerie Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, AT
Geheimnis der Dinge. Malstücke, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf, DE
2017 Strange Beauty, Beck & Eggeling, Vienna, AT
Strange Beauty, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, DE
Artworks Sitting in The Dark, Keith, Berlin, DE
Open Studios, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, US
Group Show, Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig, DE
The Love of Three Oranges, Kyoto Bar, Cologne, DE
2016 Kindred by choice, b2 Galerie, Leipzig, DE
Klassentreffen – Klasse Ottersbach, Bayer Kulturforum, Leverkusen, DE
Group Show, Salon der Gegenwart, Hamburg, DE
Marion Ermer Preis 2016, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, DE
2015 WERKSCHAU Halle 12, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, DE
POCKET, Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, DE
Ce qui je suis maintenant - Ein Zimmer für Alfred Flechtheim in Hagen, Osthaus Museum Hagen, Hagen, DE
2014 Cakes For Now, Gone Fishing, Leipzig, DE
Ce qui je suis maintenant – Ein Zimmer für Alfred Flechtheim, Rampone Artspace, Cologne, DE
Be Calm, Tapetenwerk Halle C, Leipzig, DE
Meisterklasse Ottersbach – Die Pferde sind tot, Forum Kunst Rottweil, Rottweil, DE
2013 Neuzugänge zeitgenössischer Kunst im Kunstfonds 2013, Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund, Berlin, DE
Dis-APPEREANCE – Vom Verschwinden und Erscheinen, Westpol A.I.R. Space, Leipzig, DE
Meisterschülerausstellung, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, DE
Motorenhalle, Riesa Efau Kultur Forum, Dresden, DE
Halle 14, Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, DE
fünf plus eins, Galerie Julia Garnats, Cologne, DE
Renaissance Reloaded, Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, DE
Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Projektgalerie des Wilhelm-Hack-Museums für junge Kunst, Ludwigshafen, DE
2012 Studioshow, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London, GB
Junge Kunst in Sachsen, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, DE
2011 Wir belohnen Sie, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig, DE
Einer von uns ist keiner von uns, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Mehr als nur ein Schuss, Beck & Eggeling new quarters, Dusseldorf, DE
2010 Die Erfundene, Fett6 Raum für Kunst, Hamburg, DE
2009 Girls must do better, Tobias Naehring, Leipzig, DE
Studienpreis 2009, Galerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, DE

EXHIBITIONS AT BECK & EGGELING (SELECTION)

Publications

Katharina Schilling. Taking Silk

Katharina Schilling. Taking Silk

  • Artist: Katharina Schilling
    Editor: Ute Eggeling, Michael Beck
    Text: Viktoria Draganova
  • English, German
    Softcover, 31 x 22 cm
    42 pages, 44 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2014
  • 12,00 €
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Mehr als nur EIN Schuss

Mehr als nur EIN Schuss

  • Artists: Rania Akl, Tilman Aumüller, David Borgmann, Sophia Loth, Malte Masemann, Jina Park, Katharina Schilling, Maria Schumacher, Sebastian Speckmann, Thomas Stephanblome, Genaro Strobel, Selma van Panhuis, Lydia Wahrig
    Text: Heribert C. Ottersbach, Rania Akl, Tilman Aumüller, David Borgmann, Tanja Kluß, Alexander König, Carsten Martin, Jina Park, Katharina Schilling, Maria Schumacher, Thomas Stephanblome, Genaro Strobel, Selma van Panhuis, Lydia Wahrig
    Design: Beck & Eggeling (Linda Inconi)
  • German, English
    Softcover, 14,6 x 20,9 cm
    40 pages, 19 illustrations
  • Beck & Eggeling Kunstverlag, 2011
    ISBN 978-3-93091975-8
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Further publications

bibliography

Kunstpreis Böttcherstraße Prize 2018
Kunsthalle Bremen
Bremen 2018
Strange Beauty
Michael Beck, Ute Eggeling (Hrsg./eds.)
Düsseldorf 2017
Katharina Schilling
Marion Ermer Stiftung (Hrsg./ed.)
Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig
Leipzig 2016
Klassentreffen. Klasse Ottersbach
Bayer AG, Bayer Kultur (Hrsg./ed.)
Leverkusen 2016
Katharina Schilling. Taking Silk
Michael Beck, Ute Eggeling (Hrsg./eds.)
Düsseldorf 2014
Leipzig am Rhein
Heribert C. Ottersbach, Reinhard Spieler (Hrsg./eds.)
Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen 2013
fünf plus eins
galerie julia garnatz
Köln 2013
Renaissance Reloaded
Beck & Eggeling
Düsseldorf 2013
Mehr als nur EIN Schuss
Beck & Eggeling
Düsseldorf 2012
Lubok 9
Christoph Ruckhäberle (Hrsg./ed.)
Leipzig 2010

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