Katja Blum

born 1969 in Dortmund, lives in Bremen

Untitled, 2011
Paper on wood
30 x 40 cm
3 original works (apart or as series), signed, dated, exclusively for the GAK
Single piece 470 EUR / series 1350 EUR

The theme of spatial configuration plays a central role in the artistic work of Katja Blum, which extends across the mediums of painting, drawing, printing and collage. Blum develops her motifs from found imagery, including satellite images of landscapes and cities, town plans and self-produced photographs of architectural ensembles.
Her Jahresgabe for the GAK consists of three wall pieces oscillating between a three-dimensional object and the panel format. Layers of paper mounted on a wooden background create a surface structured by fine, curved lines which form an image akin to a relief sculpture. Playing with light and shadow, these works invite viewers to appraise them from a range of perspectives. The individual panels could be hung alone, or as a series of works, heightening the dynamic effect of their sculpted lines.