Katharina Maderthaner

Coeur, 2014
untitled, 2014
untitled, 2015
Vanilla Kisses, 2014

Katharina Maderthaner is introduced by Quartier am Hafen.

*1982 in Meerbusch
lives and works in Duesseldorf, Germany

2005 - 2009 Study at Bergische Universität Wuppertal
2009 - 2014 Study at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Richard Deacon
2013 honor student of Richard Deacon (Meisterschüler)

Maderthaner’s works, whether two- or three-dimensional, evolve according to a two-cycle logic: first synthesize, then sublimate. What the artist unearths in her environs—forms, textures, patterns and outer surfaces—are at first reduced, condensed and boiled down to the bone. DIY markets, allotment gardens, amateur-styled websites and laymen-designed flyers are her sources of inspiration, among others. This visual ornamentation is then, in a second phase, enriched with elements of minimalist sculpture or abstract graphics—whereby it is more a question of the codes of minimalist codes—a phase that undergoes further disassociation. Beyond all deconstructivist assertions or postmodern posturing, Maderthaner’s works are manifestly serious and autonomous with a touch of irritating matter-of-factness. (…) Emmanuel Mir, 2014, Excerpt from “Out of the Deluge”

2015 Kunstfonds Arbeitsstipendium, Stiftung Kunstfonds
2015 Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti-Stipendium der Stadt Köln
2011 Forum für Neue Kunst Etaneno, Namibia (in cooperation with Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg)