Katharina Arndt

Germany, 1981
Katharina Arndt
Katharina Arndt
Katharina Arndt
Katharina Arndt
Katharina Arndt
Katharina Arndt

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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Works

Katharina Arndt, 下班的蒂娃 #4, 130x180cm 2019 acrylic paint on PVC canvas
Katharina Arndt, 下班的蒂娃 #5, 130x90cm 2019 acrylic paint on PVC canvas
Katharina Arndt, 哭完的我, 2022 marker acrylic and ballpen on paper 42 x 29.7 cm
Katharina Arndt, 那早晨的我, Me in Da Morning 2022 marker and acrylic on black lacquer fabric 130x90cm
Katharina Arndt, 那週末的我, Me at The Weekend 2021 marker and acrylic on black lacquer fabric 90 × 65 cm
Katharina Arndt, 噢耶好, 2021 marker and acrylic on white lacquer fabric 130x90cm
Katharina Arndt, 粉裙, 2021 marker and acrylic on white lacquer fabric 180x130cm
Katharina Arndt, 那下午的我, 2022 marker and acrylic on black lacquer fabric 130x90cm
Katharina Arndt, 藍色緊身褲, 2022 marker and acrylic on white lacquer fabric 180x130cm

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