Katy Feuersenger

Unsichtbare Angelegenheiten / Invisible matters

4 February – 27 March 2011

Since graduating from the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts (2004), Katy Feuersenger has continued to work intensively with the medium of drawing. With the use of pencil and ink she creates delicate, almost invisible works as well as deep black or color-intensive pieces. The Dortmunder Kunstverein has therefore decided to organize a solo exhibition, transforming her drawings into an ensemble of correlated oversized wall designs for the first time.

For three weeks, the artist worked on site at the Dortmunder Kunstverein, drawing line after line. She collects text fragments that convey something poetic, abstract and partially sensual. Feuersenger integrates French, English and German lines, words, and sentence fragments into a graphic image. The writing and letters are then transformed into hatchings, lines, dots and surfaces. In the process, words take on their own form and rhythm , become partially illegible, and blend into the white background of a white wall or a window pane.

The viewer is challenged not only to see, but to recognize and finally to read. Feuersenger urges her audience to allow for another level of meaning, namely to understand language and individual characters signs as substantial content. The physical perception, the relationship between work and viewer, is not revealed by simply looking at it. The very delicate and slender works of the last two years require a constant process of scanning, going back and forth, puzzling, remembering and deciphering.

Her artistic work shows a highly qualified, young and current perspective, which facilitates an exciting look at the medium of drawing and the handling of text and writing.

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalog, which gives an overview of the last years of her work and shows the works created specifically for the Dortmunder Kunstverein.


Kindly supported by:

    Kunststiftung NRW alt

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