The work includes objects, installations, paintings and video.
The topics of the work revolve around the complex themes of appreciation and mindfulness: those between human as well as between human and nature.
By changing the points of view, the works tend to surprise the viewer with unique, inspiring, sometimes provocative perspectives.
The work method is influenced by the love for solid artisanal techniques in combination with unusual but mundane materials. Extracted from their usual context the materials are placed in surprising new constellations.
Recently the focus lies on using colourful found materials to create something new by following own rules of aesthetic and a profound way to conquer space.
Besides those rather objective guidelines Forster includes her impressions on current societal and political questions within her work.
Katharina Forster studied at the Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town, South Africa, where she lived and worked for several years. It is here where she initiated, coordinated and curated some unconventional exhibitions with other artists outside the usual white cube. She relocated back to Berlin where she works in her studio in Werder (Havel).
CONDENSED (green) 2016 plastic cable ties 40x50x100 cm
Meandmyhands-Visual Art by Katharina Forster