Karin Hochstatter: gegengerade
To be released February 2020
A provocation of vision between surface and depth
In her sculptural works, Karin Hochstatter (b, 1960 in Cologne, lives and works in Cologne) deals with forms and their dissolution, as well as the perceptual mechanisms that arise from this. In her sculptural installations, the overlapping of various media—including drawing, digital photo collage, film, and video installation—forms the basis of her artistic field of action. Everyday materials from high-tech production processes, such as construction products and foils, become fragile and expansive structures that question both our way of seeing and our notion of sculpture. The book does not follow a chronological structure, but rather the artist’s way of thinking. It documents her more recent works since 2013, which always exist as singular events in space and never appear a second time in the same way.
Karin Hochstatter studied Visual Art at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art Düsseldorf and Philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Since 1998, she has been a visiting professor and lecturer at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, the Academy of Fine Arts in Mainz, Braunschweig University of Art, Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and Cologne University of Applied Sciences.