Katharina Hinsberg, born in Karlsruhe in 1967, studied at Akademie der bildenden Künste in Munich, Hochschule der bildenden Kunst in Dresden and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux. From 2003-2009 she was Professor of Drawing at Hochschule für Künste in Bremen and since 2011 she has been Professor of Conceptual Painting at Saarbrücken’s HBK. Since 2010 she has been a member of the
Board of Trustees at Akademie Schloß Solitude.
Hinsberg’s work approaches drawing from various angles, looking into such aspects as materials, movement and spatial conditions. In the process, she pares her work down to the simplest of materials such as graphite, Indian ink and paper. Something particularly specific to her work is her way of cutting out the linear shapes she has drawn which then, separated from the paper, assume a fragile transparency, questioning the term ‘drawing’ and its implications. The drawing itself is made to disappear; this, however, offers the possibility of rethinking and reimagining it. Cutting into the paper – an edge bordering on space – allows the artist to expand her oeuvre into large space-related installations.
On Display are new works from the series Gitter / Linien, but also earlier works from the series Divis, Ajouris, Netz and Divis.
Katharina Hinsberg lives and works on the museum complex Raketenstation Hombroich, Neuss.
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