Katinka Bock

KATINKA BOCK

In its stillness, sculpture becomes a stance, a statement. The combination of location and object takes such a central role that it defines the identity of the work.


KATINKA BOCK

A and I, 2013
Oakwood, steel, ceramic, bronze, fabric
cm 244 x 200 x 120
Courtesy Galerie Jocelyn Wolff
© Katinka Bock

In contemporary sculpture, the passage of time becomes matter rather than a vehicle for referring to the ancient. The fragment, the footprints are testimonies of an erosion that becomes part of the work process already during the creative phase. In the works of Katinka Bock this form of time is included in the process of the creation of the sculpture. Materials such as ceramic, bronze, glass come in contact with the surrounding environments, creating a dialogue with space. The floors, the architectural elements become extensions of the works, giving them an environmental condition. Placed in such a context, they also reveal a sense of corrosion, of fragility of the material, in which cracks, twists and sagging counteract balance, tensions and pressures. The many figurative elements in the artist’s works become such through associative effects, based on the position of the items in space, which suggests an object or a person. In its stillness, sculpture becomes a stance, a statement. The combination of location and object takes such a central role that it defines the identity of the work. The traces and transformations triggered by time become part of the process that typifies the work.

Katinka Bock was born in 1976 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She lives and works in Paris, France. Her solo shows include: Katinka Bock, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers (2015); Nebenwege, KIOSK, Ghent (2014-2015); A and I, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2014); 40 Räuber, MAMCO, Geneva (2013-2014); Personne, Culturgest, Lisbon (2012); Katinka Bock, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart (2010). Recent group shows include: Ceramix, The Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2015-2016); Poetic Minimalism, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (2015); Beyond Borders, 5th Beaufort Triennial, Beaufort (2015); The Other Sight, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (2014-2015); Post / Postminimal, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2014); Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech (2014); Public Art Fund, New York (2012-2013); Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2012).



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