HANDS ON with Katja

Yara Jentzsch Dib @ 2020-06-17 13:23:58 +0200

Today we meet Katja - she is a hand weaver who’s artworks have been shown internationally and all over the world. Katja originally comes from Sweden but lives and work in Berlin since three years.

creates textile sculptures that are inspired by the sublime qualities of nature that come when things are formed over a very long time. She draws inspiration from the collision and confluence of forms in nature, such as rock formations, moss and deep sea landscapesIn. Recently she is working on three-dimensional tapestries.

She weaves together different materials, building them up, forming structures that grow out from the fabric. Through the experimental process of combining materials the forms emerge and develop a life of their own. The human body is a part of her work, as the size and the perception of the viewers own body is called into play.

With the monumental size of her work and the varying scales of textile fibers, she wants to encourage the audience to stop and meditate over their own proportions in relation to it.

all pictures taken by Micki Rosi Richter