Katharina Arndt

Germany, 1981
Katharina Arndt
The pink leggings, 2022, Acrylic paint on canvas, 90x65 cm
Katharina Arndt
Roller girl #3, 2022, Acrylic paint on canvas, 190x140 cm
Katharina Arndt
Burgermeister, 2023, Acrylic paint on canvas, 180x426 cm
Katharina Arndt
angry Kitty #9, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
Katharina Arndt
Arndt angry Kitty #7, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
Katharina Arndt
Barceloneta beach, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 450 cm
Katharina Arndt
Happy Girl #3, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 140 cm
Katharina Arndt
I love Peaches #2,2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 140 cm
Katharina Arndt
I love Peaches #3, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 140 cm
Katharina Arndt
On my way to the studio,2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 280 cm /190 x 140 cm

About

Katharina Arndt is a contemporary artist from Germany who lives and works between Berlin and Barcelona. She studied Fine Arts at Braunschweig school of art and later on obtained her Master of Fine Arts by John Armleder. 

She does this through artificial mediums such as PVC film, lacquer paper and Plexiglas with glossy acrylic paint and lacquer markers, using glossy texture to represent our plastic and materialistic culture. The focus of Arndt’s practice is the observation of digital communication and the portrayal of mass consumption in the digital age. Her cartoon figures are a reflection on how we express ourselves in the digital arena and how we are becoming ever obsessed with the digital world whilst losing ourselves in the physical.  Fast, reduced, almost childlike, motifs and medium  ironize the contemporary mass consumerist aesthetic of a decadent, abundant society in picturing her everyday life.

Many paintings with beach references, sunburns, and even Spanish brands of drinks like beer cans or juices can see the influence of Barclona on Arndt.  She also thinks clothes and accessories give a perfect impression of the spirit of the age we are living in. The stark contrast between reality and fantasy in her artworks reflect the artist’s livelihood in her young age in the East side of Germany, back when there wasn’t any food in supermarkets. She is deeply perplexed by the absurdity of our modern day-to-day activities and behaviors, and adopts a seemingly childish way of painting as an attempt to step back and look at things as they genuinely are.

 

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Katharina Arndt, The pink leggings,
The pink leggings, 2022, Acrylic paint on canvas, 90x65 cm
Katharina Arndt, Roller girl #3,
Roller girl #3, 2022, Acrylic paint on canvas, 190x140 cm
Katharina Arndt, Burgermeister,
Burgermeister, 2023, Acrylic paint on canvas, 180x426 cm
Katharina Arndt, angry Kitty #9,
angry Kitty #9, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
Katharina Arndt, Arndt angry Kitty #7,
Arndt angry Kitty #7, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
Katharina Arndt, Barceloneta beach,
Barceloneta beach, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 450 cm
Katharina Arndt, Happy Girl #3,
Happy Girl #3, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 140 cm
Katharina Arndt, I love Peaches #2,
I love Peaches #2,2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 140 cm
Katharina Arndt, I love Peaches #3,
I love Peaches #3, 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 140 cm
Katharina Arndt, On my way to the studio,
On my way to the studio,2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 190 x 280 cm /190 x 140 cm

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